Cilantro Rice

The other day, when I made dinner I made rice in our rice cooker. Have I ever told you how much I love using a rice cooker?

There are some small appliances that we have that are on the shelves downstairs and rarely get used. Not so with the rice cooker. It gets used once or twice a week. All you do is pour the right amount of dry rice and water in the cooker. 

It makes rice perfect every time and switches off when it is done. It truly is a ‘set it and forget it’, kind of machine.

Simple side dish recipe for rice tossed with minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with Mexican food, stir fry, Indian curry or Thai cuisine.

There are times that we have rice and I make a pulau,  jambalaya or mexican rice. This time is was going to be a simple side, but I wanted to add a little bit of extra flavour without much work.

Simple side dish recipe for rice tossed with minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with Mexican food, stir fry, Indian curry or Thai cuisine.

This cilantro rice was the perfect solution for a quick and easy side dish. With just four ingredients it was a snap to make and it tasted great. I will definitely make it again as we always have limes and cilantro in the fridge.

Cilantro Rice

Simple side dish recipe for rice tossed with minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with Mexican food, stir fry, Indian curry or Thai cuisine.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Thai
Keyword cilantro, Lime, Rice, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

Instructions

  • Immediately after the rice is finished cooking and still hot, stir in the butter, lime juice and chopped cilantro. That's it! 

Simple side dish recipe for rice tossed with minced cilantro and lime juice. Serve with Mexican food, stir fry, Indian curry or Thai cuisine.

 

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

12 comments

  1. I love my rice cooker 🙂 I use it quite often. This dish reminds me of the chipotle cilantro rice! I hate cilantro but if it’s in rice like this, it’s tolerable — I know, I’m weird 😉

  2. Great choice to add to rice. Cilantro picks up the taste in anything. It has such a distinct flavor.

  3. Ooh, this would be fab under a really nice curry! Theresa

  4. I don’t have a rice cooker but could surely make this on the stove. It reminds me of the rice at Choptle, which I love. Sounds delicious Steve!

  5. This is a great alternative mexican rice–no doubt that cilantro packs a punch of flavor into this rice-well done!

  6. Wow, this looks really good. I have a rice cooker but for some reason never use it.

  7. Beautiful, simple yet fragrant side dish 🙂

  8. This looks good, Steve. I have always been one of those people for whom Cilantro tastes soapy but in the last 2 years or so, I’ve found that if I use it sparingly at times, I have been able to wean myself into it more. This sounds like a great way to use some. 🙂

  9. Perfect side for so many Mexican entries…love that it’s both simple and delicious!

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