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Easy Cilantro-Lime Rice

I love cilantro-lime rice because it’s simple, but tastier than plain ol’ rice. Because of its light flavor profile, it shines as a side item in Mexican meals but is versatile enough to serve with anything from kabobs to grilled fish. 

I like to use basmati rice for this particular rice recipe because it is lighter in the starch category and won’t get sticky. The light and fluffy basmati combined with the fresh flavor of cilantro and zesty lime is just like what you’d get at your favorite burrito place, only better. 


1 c. basmati rice

2 c. water or broth

½ c. cilantro, chopped

Juice from 1 lime

2 tsp. olive oil

Salt to taste 

Cook the rice according to package directions. 

Scoop the rice into a large serving bowl. Add cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil. Stir to combine. Add salt to taste, stir again, and serve.

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