Cilantro Lime rice

The best rice ever for a Mexican meal. Easy and quick to make, you’ll be saying good-bye to Chipotle with this rice. I’ve made this with brown and white rice, and the kids just love it! Perfect with Mexican food.

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Juice from 2 limes (about 4 tbsp)
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or vegetable broth, or optional)
  • 3 cups water (if not using chicken/vegetable broth, use 4 cups water)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tbsp fresh finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions for stove top (see next for Foodi instructions):

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat
  2. When oil is hot, add the bay leaf
  3. Add rice and stir so that grains are covered with the oil – about 1 minute
  4. Add chicken/vegetable broth, water, salt
  5. Bring to a boil
  6. Cover and cook for 15 mins (or check instructions on your rice packet)
  7. Turn off stove and keep covered for 5 minutes
  8. Uncover, sprinkle the cilantro over the rice along with lime juice
  9. Fluff the rice with a fork, mixing in the cilantro and lime juice
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature

Instructions for Ninja Foodi:

  1. Set Ninja Foodi to sear option
  2. Heat oil on medium heat
  3. When oil is hot, add the bay leaf
  4. Add rice and stir so that grains are covered with the oil – about 1 minute
  5. Add chicken/vegetable broth, water, salt
  6. Bring to a boil
  7. Turn Foodi to pressure cook option and cover with pressure cooker lid
  8. Pressure cook for 2 minutes and then slow release for 10 minutes
  9. Uncover, sprinkle the cilantro over the rice along with lime juice
  10. Fluff the rice with a fork, mixing in the cilantro and lime juice
  11. Serve hot or at room temperature

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