Talk about a light, fresh side dish. Fresh cilantro, lime zest and lime juice make this an amazing accompaniment to your summertime dinner – especially if you’re grilling. I served this with my Honey-Lime Chicken Skewers and it was the perfect addition!
I used 5-minute rice so this dish was done in no time. Keep this recipe to use in burritos or as a burrito bowl, a la Chipotle (how much do we LOVE Chipotle?). You may want to add more lime juice after the rice has been cooked (and when you add the cilantro). I know I wanted a stronger lime flavor, so I added the juice of a second lime, but do so according to your taste.
Cilantro Lime Rice
3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth, or water
3 cups minute rice
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1-2 limes
3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
In a medium saucepan, combine the 3 cups of chicken broth or water, lime zest and juice of 1 lime. Bring to a boil. Add the minute rice, stir, remove from heat and cover for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork, add the cilantro and the juice from the 2nd lime if desired . Serve warm.