Cilantro Lime Rice is a perfect side dish to accompany any dinner.
We eat Mexican food in our family at least once a week....sometimes twice! No matter the entrée, you need some great side dishes to serve too.
My crock pot refried beans are a staple that I make often. The beans make a huge batch that I freeze in smaller portions. This Cilantro Lime Rice is another go to side dish for us. It's packed full of flavor and can be made quickly.
Last night we attended the high school football game. Luckily we had fueled up with a filling dinner of tacos with shredded chicken and this cilantro lime rice.
Just before the end of the first half the game was delayed by lightning. Apparently once a lightning delay is called, you have to wait 30 minutes before play can resume....that's 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.
And wouldn't you know it....we had a doozy of a storm. We ended up with a 1 ½ hour delay. Yikes! Then once they played they finished the first half and had to take a ten minute break for half time!
Let me tell you, it was hard work sitting up in those bleachers for entire 3 ½ hour game, but at least we were in a covered section. The away team had to take shelter during the deluge of a rain storm. The game was fun even though it ended 10-13 🙁
If you love the taste of fresh cilantro, you might also enjoy this Cilantro Lime Dressing.
Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 whole bay leaf
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 whole juice from 1 lime
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Place the rice in a large bowl. Cover with water. Swish rice with your hand. Drain and repeat 3 times.
- Put 2 cups water into a pot along with rice, bay leaf, and salt
- Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until rice is tender.
- Fluff with a fork.
- Place in a bowl and pour lime juice over rice.
- Add chopped cilantro and mix lightly.
- Serve while still warm.
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