Friday, September 21, 2012

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Do you menu plan? We've been doing it for about 5 years now and it saves so much time (and money)  that I can't imagine going back to our old ways - wandering around the grocery store, throwing in whatever looks good at the time. Then going back again in a couple days to do it all again, or end up eating out because nothing at home sounds good or we don't have the ingredients to make a meal. I try to have our menu for the following week finished by Friday. Some weeks it is easy, some weeks I struggle to think of something that is going to sound good in a week. If I'm having one of those weeks where nothing sounds good, I have some default filler recipes that are easy and we don't mind eating often (homemade pizza, spaghetti/pasta, and burrito bowls.)

For this round of Blogger's Choice Swap, I was given Caroline's blog, The Barbee Housewife. Of course I wanted to make one of her fun desserts, but I've also finally just lost all of the baby weight from this pregnancy, so I don't want to ruin that.  Holidays are right around the corner! Instead, I found this recipe for Cilantro-Lime Rice that would go perfectly with our already-planned burrito bowl dinner. Normally, I make plain white rice because I'm not good at making rice.  I have found one kind I can make, so I always use the same brand/kind. I am sure brown rice would be wonderful as well.  This rice made a big difference in the flavor of our burrito bowls.  Amazing what a little lime and cilantro can do. :)  Thanks for introducing me to a new favorite, Caroline!

Source: Restaurant Food

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro
  • 2/3 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, water and butter until boiling.

Add rice, salt and lime juice, stir. Cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Add in the cilantro and fluff rice with a fork.

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The BarbeeHousewife said...

This is one of our favorites- glad you liked it!

Moviegirl03 said...

We are on a rice kick for sides lately, I'll have to keep this in my arsenal.

Lindsay {life and kitchen} said...

I can't wait to make this!

Chris said...

I loved this rice but I don't make it often because one of my boys is a cilantro-phobe.

Melissa said...

Chris - I'm debating whether or not to delete your previous comment. Cilantro-phobe?! Whaaaaaa?! I'll cut him some slack since he is young and has time to see light ;) thanks for reading!

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