Sometimes I can hit a homerun in the kitchen! That is what happened when I decided to make Cilantro Lime Rice to accompany the jerk chicken that Mr. T was making. I love jerk chicken but it does need a side that can soothe the palate when the spiciness of the jerk sauce attacks!! This was the perfect side!
I was totally surprised at the first bite, the lime came shining through...much more pronounced than I had anticipated...but, totally wonderful! I have had cilantro lime rice before but the lime flavor was not as obvious....I did use two very juicy limes which may have been the reason. Whatever the reason, it was delicious and so very simple to make.
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup long-grain white rice
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
2 whole limes, juiced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp water
1 clove garlic
Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the rice and 1/4 tsp salt; cover and reduce to a simmer (low). Cook until the water is absorbed and the rice is just tender, 15 to 18 minutes. (A rice cooker can also be used.)
While the rice is cooking, combine the cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, and water in a blender. Blend until smooth. Stir the mixture into the cooked rice and fluff with a fork.
This is the Secret Recipe Club reveal day and I must thank Jennifer at Jen's Journey for sharing this wonderful side dish. Jen's blog takes one on a journey....a journey about life and living...and food. This is obviously a very busy lady, as her blog is eclectic and addresses a multitude of topics. I am just happy to have found the rice....it was perfect...hmmmm....I said that already...how about perfectly delicious!!