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 entree, 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.
Sometimes I also make some baked corn chips to serve with our meals.
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 lightening. Apparently once a lightening delay is called, you have to wait 30 minutes before play can resume….that’s 30 minutes after the last lightening strike. And wouldn’t you know it….we had a doozy of a storm. We ended up with a 1 1/2 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 1/2 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.
Let me know if you’ve made this delicious rice. You can comment below or take a picture and tag me on Instagram @beyondthechickencoop
A perfect rice to accompany any Mexican dish.
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 whole bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 whole juice from 1 lime
- 1/4 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.
Rice can be made ahead of time and reheated.