Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cilantro Lime Rice


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
adapted from Martha Stewart via Jen's Journey

Serves:  4

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.

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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!!


19 comments:

  1. This would be a perfect accompaniment to a good Indian curry.

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  2. Cilantro/Lime Rice has been on my must try list for a while now! I love the color and it sounds great:@)

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  3. My husband loves any made with lime or lemon. This rice would be a great surprise for him. I'm sure it would be love at first bite.

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  4. I have never tried cilantro lime rice before - sounds really yummy!

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  5. Looks great and I love the color the cilantro adds to it!

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  6. Gosh, this looks delicious and it is so colorful too.

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  7. Anything with an abundance of cilantro is fantastic in my book!

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  8. Hi Kate,
    This would sure be a home run in our kitchen, we would just love this cilantro lime rice. Great choice for the SRC, have a fun day!
    Miz Helen

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  9. This looks delicious and I love the vibrant green color. Great SRC choice.

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  10. Yum! Cilantro and lime pair so well and certainly brighten up a bowl of rice.

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  11. Great flavor to this. Good choice.

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  12. Love the color of this dish!! Beautiful!!

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  13. I love everything about this dish! Pinned to try it soon!

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  14. Cilantro rice is the side I always order at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Yours is so pretty!

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  15. What a beautiful colour! It took me a long time to start liking cilantro.

    (I missed the deadline to add my post to the party and have sent email to April to try and fix that, but here's my post)
    http://www.jennys-cookbook.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-smoothie-secret-recipe-club.html

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  16. A great side dish for any spicy food! I love making different rice dishes and will definitely make yours. It's nice also to be able to use up cilantro in a dish like yours!

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  17. Never heard of this before, but as a "cooling" side for jerk chicken, it sounds perfect.

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