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Lime Cilantro Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice

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Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the water to a boil; stir the butter and rice into the water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving.
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naples34102
292
6/23/2010

I cut waaaay back on the cilantro and that proved to be a good call for Hubs and me. Just before I served this I gave it a taste and thought to myself, "Uh-oh. We aren't EVEN going to like this. TOO limey!" But I went ahead and served it anyway, hoping for the best - and hoping I had enough other food in case we couldn't eat this. But to my surprise, not only did *I* like it, but Hubs did too! It's obvious this rice is much better served *with* something, in this case carnitas. They were perfect together! The amount of lime juice and zest ended up being just right, but I know the full amount of cilantro would have dominated to a fault - glad I cut it back to a fraction of what the recipe called for.

BJ
231
6/12/2009

I used Jasmine rice with the proportions of 2 cups of rice to 3 cups of water. I increase the lime to juice of 2 fresh limes. Fabulous!

Jillian
173
7/29/2009

A very light and delicious side dish for mexican foods. I loved the lime flavor. I used Uncle Ben's ready rice that only takes 90 seconds in the microwave, so there was no need for water and then just mixed everything in -plus an additional bit of salt.