Except for the very rare occasion, I always make rice and beans to accompany my taco nights. Most of the time I stick to making just regular old white rice, and some spiced up canned beans (I usually add spices like cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne to my beans- never measuring). Sometimes though, I like to change it up, and this cilantro-lime rice is a super simple, and tasty way to make white rice more exciting. Just cook up your rice like you normally do, and then add in some cilantro, lime juice, and garlic… so easy! This was the perfect accompaniment to my fish tacos, and would be a great accompaniment for any Mexican-themed meal.
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup long grain white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil (optional)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 clove garlic, minced
1. In a medium saucepan, add the water, rice, salt and olive oil (if using). Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
2. Fluff with fork, and then add the cilantro, lime juice, and garlic clove, and mix together.
Source: adapted from Annie’s Eats