Cilantro Lime Rice

Monday, September 3, 2012

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1¾ cups water
  • salt to taste
  • fresh cilantro to taste (or about ½ cup loosely packed)
  • 1 pad of butter
  • 2-3 tsps olive oil
  • 1 small clove of garlic, finely grated
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Add rice, salt and water to a rice cooker and cook. You can likewise do this in a pot. Add the pad of butter to the hot rice, mixing and fluffing with a fork.
  2. In a blender, food processor, or by hand blend/chop cilantro with the grated garlic and oil until finely minced. If doing this in a food processor , you might need to stop and clean the sides a few times.
  3. Add to fluffed up rice. Mix to evenly incorporate. Add lime juice and mix to combine.

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