Pair up this delicious rice, Cilantro Lime Rice with anything. Your options are limitless. Excellent with grilled chicken, fajitas, smothered pork chops, stuffed in tacos, burritos and even on top of nachos.
Cilantro Lime Rice
First off I’m just a lover of rice, period! I never ever shy away from a good bowl of rice. I just love rice! And this one right here, Cilantro Lime Rice, has always kept that love going for me.
It’s hyper-delicious, fragrant and all kinds of absolute perfection. Simple, with few ingredients and delicious. Whats not to love?!
You see I’d like to think I know a little bit about rice. Being latina, we had rice almost everyday. Rice was always paired up with something. Whether it was white rice, yellow rice, yellow rice with corn, rice and beans, rice with stewed beans, rice with seafood, rice with pigeon peas (gandules) rice and lentils and the list goes on. With the exception of a pasta night, rice was on the menu 98% of the time.
So, I don’t know, you would think at some point in my life I would have grown tired of rice. NOPE! That was not the case for me! As I grew so did my palate for even more different flavored rice.
A good bowl or plate of rice can go with pretty much anything. That’s what’s awesome about cilantro lime rice! You can have it with pretty much any kind of chicken, pork, beef and even seafood.
But this rice doesn’t stop you there. You can stuff cilantro lime rice in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, fajita bowls and even top it on nachos. Gosh, fresh tortilla chips topped with cilantro lime rice, black beans and salsa verde! Bliss!!
And another bonus with this hyper tasty rice is the few ingredients….
Cook up a batch of fresh white rice or have leftover white rice? Blend fresh cilantro, fresh garlic, fresh lime juice and oil and stir it into the white rice and you would have just created a fabulous delicious pot of cilantro lime rice.
If you love cilantro and lime, this rice will definitely not disappoint.
You may also like Julia’s variation Cilantro Lime and Black Bean Shrimp and Rice.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro or more
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp oil
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp water
Cook white rice to your liking.
Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, garlic, salt, oil and splash of water to a blender. Blend until smooth.
Stir cilantro blend into warm rice.
Serve immediately and top with fresh chopped cilantro.