Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro lime rice is the perfect side dish, for burritos, nachos, or even a taco salad. So many options! Delicious toasted rice is cooked to perfection in a flavorful chicken broth full of spices, cilantro and lime. This is the best cilantro lime rice and turns out perfect every single time.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/4 cups basmati rice
- 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
- zest and juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
In a saucepan over medium-high heat combine the butter and dry, uncooked rice. Stir together to toast the rice until the butter has melted.
Once butter has melted and rice smells fragrant (about 2-3 minutes) add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Bring to a boil and then cover with lid and turn heat down to low. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. All of the liquid should be absorbed.
Fluff with fork and serve.
I have found that basmati rice is the best rice to use for this. The next best alternative is long-grain rice or even jasmine rice. I only use the basmati rice because whenever I use long-grain rice on the stove top, it tends to come out wetter and mushier than what I like.
The lime zest adds so much to this rice. They are inexpensive and can be found most places. I bought mine on amazon.