Friday, March 3, 2017

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice is not one of my favourite things in the world, however, this rice is delicious! I think the lime juice gives it a really refreshing flavour. 

You can cook your rice according to package directions and then add the teaspoon of oil, cilantro and lime, or, you can follow my recipe below. I imagine you could really use any rice or grain you want for this recipe. 

Cilantro Lime Rice
Makes 4 servings
Inspired by Skinnytaste

1 cup long grain white rice
1 teaspoon pink salt
2 teaspoons avocado oil
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ a lime, juiced

If your rice is already cooked, simply toss it with 1 teaspoon of oil, cilantro and lime juice.  You can serve this hot or cold.

To make the rice, first rinse it until the water runs clear.

Place the rice in a medium size pot with about 3 times the amount of water and the salt.

Boil this on medium heat for about 10-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked but still has a bite to it. It will depend on your rice. Some brands cook faster than others. Just bite a grain and see if you get a bit of a snap, but not too much.

Drain and rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water.

Add the rice back to the pot and cook it with the lid on for another 10-20 minutes until it's cooked through. The bite should be gone at this point, but the rice shouldn't be mushy.

Fluff the rice with a fork. Add the other teaspoon of oil, cilantro and lime juice over the rice, and use a fork to mix. Fluff only, no spoons allowed.