Cilantro Lime Rice

30 Mar


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tb butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tb fresh cilantro, chopped, divided use
  • juice from 1 lime
  • zest from 1 lime
  • cracked black pepper

In a medium sauce pan combine the Basmati Rice, water, salt, butter and 1 tablespoon of the fresh cilantro. Bring to a boil over high heat, once boiling reduce heat to low, stir well, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the rice to sit for 5 minutes still covered. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, the lime juice and the lime zest, season with cracked black pepper and fluff with a fork. Serve warm.

Suggestions: If it becomes hard to manage the simmer from boiling over then try pulling the sauce pan half off of the burner.

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Posted by on March 30, 2012 in Beans, Rice


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