Cilantro Lime Rice

 Cilantro Lime Rice is my new favorite rice dish. If you love cilantro than you will enjoy this recipe. This rice pairs perfectly with any Mexican inspired dish and is such a nice change from traditional Spanish rice.

I couldn't help myself and kept eating serving after serving of this rice. The Black Bean, Corn & Salsa Chicken pictured below pairs wonderfully with this rice dish. .

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 - cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 - tablespoon butter
1 - cloves garlic, minced
2 - teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 - teaspoon lime zest
2 - cups chicken broth
1 - tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 - teaspoons granulated sugar
2 - tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro

In a saucepan add the butter and melt. 

Add rice and saute for 1-2 minutes until the rice is nicely coated. Add the garlic and saute for an additional minute. 

Add 2 teaspoons of lime juice, lime zest and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.

Cover and cook on low 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and all the broth is absorbed. 

Remove from heat. In a small bowl, whisk together additional 1 tablespoon lime juice, sugar, and cilantro.

 Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice. Serve warm.

adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod

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