healthy eating

Cilantro lime rice

We love Mexican inspired food. At least once a week, something resembling tacos, enchiladas, or burritos makes its way onto our table. I like to make up a batch of this cilantro lime rice to go along with whatever tex mex inspired goodness we’re eating. It keeps well in the fridge for a week, which makes it a great day 2 or 3 option for lunch along with beans, a fried egg, or so many other variations. And, of course, the kids love it.

2 tbsp butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup arborio rice or short grain brown rice
2 cups water
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 tsp sea salt

Melt the butter in a heavy bottom pot. Add the onion and sauté over medium low heat until soft but not browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the rice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is done. Stir in the lime zest and juice, cilantro, and salt. Serve immediately.