Recipe by Chris Beth S
"Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos."
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long-grain white rice
fresh lime juice
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.
Good recipie, not too flavorful. Everyone liked the rice inside the fajitas, but didn't have enough flavor to be a stand alone side dish.
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!
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.
We all loved this rice. I cooked it in a rice cooker and then mixed everything in a bowl. The rice came out fluffy and tasty.
I tweaked this recipe to get a little closer to Qudoba's.
I boil the rice in 1c of water, 1c of chicken stock and 1tsp of salt. Boil for about 17mins, then remove from heat, remove lid also...put a dish towel on top and return lid...allow it to sit for about 10mins...this makes sure the rice is fluffy because the towel absorbs the excess steam...after it sits, then stir in your cilantro and fresh lime juice to taste...for my family its usually 1 to 1.5 limes....this has saved me from buying cilantro rice from Qudoba every other day for my 2yr old! Thanks!
I make this same rice, but instead of long grain rice, I use instant rice - as directed on package. When water and lime juice (1 tablespoon per cup of water) are heating, I add about 1/2 cup diced onion, a tablespoon of butter and a bit of salt. Once it boils, you add the instant rice, cover and remove from heat. It's simple and fast, some may not like instant rice, but to me, it tastes the same.
Very good flavor, very, very easy indeed! Just like the rice at Chipotle's! We used it the first night as an accompaniment to some Lemon-Cilantro Chicken, and fluffed and heated it up the next night for fajitas!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lime Cilantro Rice
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 28
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