Recipe: Lime Cilantro Rice

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Lime Cilantro Rice

This recipe comes together in minutes and is fantastic next to spicy black beans or in a burrito!

Ingredients
1/3 cup scallions (green onions), finely chopped
2 Tbsp lime juice, use 1 tsp of lime zest
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced (~2 Tbsp)
a few Tablespoons of vegetable broth or tomato juice (in place of oil)
3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped

3 cups cooked brown rice (from 1 cup uncooked brown rice – see cooking techniques)

Procedure
Saute jalapeno, scallions and garlic in broth for 2-3 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, being sure to zest the lime before squeezing and warm the rice, if cooked earlier, before combining with other ingredients.

Nutrition Info: (1/2 cup of rice mixture): 110 kcals, 1g fat, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g protein, 195 mg of sodium, 111 mg potassium

Read the newspaper article about the real differences between white and brown rice that mentioned this recipe and featured Citrus-Infused Mediterranean Rice!

This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is so flavorful!

This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is so flavorful!

1 Response
  • Aryelle Smith
    February 24, 2014

    I made this the other night for my boyfriend and I and it was fabulous!! So, I made it again 2 nights later for my grandmother in law and father in law, they loved it! Great recipe, so simple but loaded with fresh flavor. It was great by its self and I also like it with your suggestion of the black bean soup! Great for left overs too.

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