Lime and Cilantro Rice
- 1 cup long-grain rice
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
- 1½ cup of chicken stock
- ½ lime
- Soak rice in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes; drain.
- Melt ghee in a saucepan; add cilantro and cook to quickly wilt, about 1 minute. Stir rice with the cilantro and ghee; cook for 1 minute more.
- Pour the stock over the rice and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and let rice simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Squeeze lime juice over the rice and fluff with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
To make this dish vegetarian, use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
What others are saying
Aja A says:
Great simple rice with the addition of chicken stock. Pairs very nicely with a grilled chicken breast or shrimp (which I tend to gravitate towards often). Added some chopped garlic because, why not? I also made some cheese enchiladas with a four cheese sauce that worked deliciously.
Randall Hauk says:
This is almost too easy. Get a lot of flavor with minimal effort. Second time I made it, I doubled the lime, because I love lime. I know the flavor combination is classically understood to be Mexican, but this side really goes nicely along almost any protein and simple vegetable side. Seriously give it a go.
Queen Foodie says:
An interesting spin on lime cilantro rice. I like the addition of the chicken stock and it adds a depth of flavor. I used lemon, wild rice and it turned out extra yummy. 🌿🍚🍋
Shannon Whittier says:
I added black beans to this and mixed it in with some chicken. Very good and healthy meal!