Published on April 16th, 2013 | by Liz Babiak0
Cilantro-lime rice — a bright and cheery side dish
If you’re looking for ways to use up a leftover bunch of cilantro, this is a great side dish with a hefty amount of flavour. It’s a super and speedy accompaniment for grilled chicken or Asian-inspired main courses.
Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
2 cups cooked basmati or long-grain brown rice
¾ cup cilantro leaves and stems, chopped
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp ginger, minced or finely grated
Juice of half a lime
Salt + pepper to taste
Prepare rice as per package directions on the stovetop or in a rice cooker. Add the cilantro, sesame seeds and ginger, mixing thoroughly. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to let the flavours absorb, then add the lime juice and season with salt + pepper just prior to serving.
Don’t forget to rinse the cilantro before chopping — it’s usually quite gritty and dirty.
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