THE BEST CILANTRO LIME RICE

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Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect side dish, for burritos, nachos, or a taco salad. So many options! Delicious toasted rice, chicken broth, fresh lime, cilantro, and seasonings.

Its an obvious fact at this point that we are enormous aficionados of Mexican food at our home. These nectar lime chicken taquitos are one of my family’s #1 supper. Assuming I am serving those taquitos, this cilantro lime rice will be directly close to it.

At whatever point I need some kind of rice either for a taco salad, rice bowl, inside a burrito, and so on I generally make this cilantro lime rice. It cooks entirely every single time. Plans like that are my favorite!I have made this rice a larger number of times than I can tally. During that time of causing it I to have tracked down that the best rice to utilize is basmati.

Basmati rice is more costly than long-grain rice yet it is the solitary rice that has worked for me each and every time. On the off chance that you would prefer not to purchase the basmati, the following best choice to utilize is long-grain rice or jasmine rice functions admirably as well.

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What makes this rice stand apart is the toasting of the rice in margarine. It brings out a particularly incredible flavor and helps the rice cook better.I likewise love the new lime zing as well. You will require a citrus zester so be certain you have one convenient. I requested mine on Amazon or any store would have one as well.

Cilantro lime rice is the perfect side dish, for burritos, nachos, or even a taco salad. So many options! Delicious toasted rice is cooked to perfection in a flavorful chicken broth full of spices, cilantro and lime. This is the best cilantro lime rice and turns out perfect every single time.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cups basmati rice
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat combine the butter and dry, uncooked rice. Stir together to toast the rice until the butter has melted. 
  • Once butter has melted and rice smells fragrant (about 2-3 minutes) add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and then cover with lid and turn heat down to low. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. All of the liquid should be absorbed. 
  • Fluff with fork and serve.
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Notes

I have found that basmati rice is the best rice to use for this. The next best alternative is long-grain rice or even jasmine rice. I only use the basmati rice because whenever I use long-grain rice on the stove top, it tends to come out wetter and mushier than what I like. 

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