Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cilantro Lime Rice (Cafe Rio Style)

Rice is the go-to food in so many regions in the world. I have a friend who lived with some cousins in Thailand for about a month. Each night he would ask what they were eating for dinner and his family would chuckle and respond, "Rice!". Even if they ate different meats or vegetables with the rice, they still considered rice to be the main part of the meal. I love rice as well, but it's nice to mix it up and cook it in different ways. This particular version is one of my favorites and it is the perfect rice to add to a salad, namely the Cafe Rio Pulled Pork Mexican Salad.

Cilantro Lime Rice
Adapted from Just Cook Already
Yield: about 4 cups of rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: about 45 minutes
Total Time: about 50 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups white rice
4 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoon cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 green onions, chopped
6 sprigs cilantro, chopped
1 Tablespoon lime juice

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a rice cooker. Cook until rice is done and all liquid is absorbed.

8 comments:

Sara said...

I'm definitely trying out this recipe sometime soon! It looks absolutely delicious!

Taylyn. said...

This looks so delicious! I'll have to try it out next time I cook Mexican!

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rooth said...

Brilliant and simple - exactly perfect for me

maggie made said...

this looks like it would be perfect in tacos. especially in the summer cilantro and lime sounds perfect

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LindseyC said...

That is one of my favorite recipes ever! :)

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Beth @ dot...in the city said...

yum! I'll have to adapt it since I don't have a rice cooker :) but I do love cilantro/lime rice from Chipotle!