Another summer staple: Cilantro lime rice
I probably prepare this dish the most unconventional way ever, but it works...and my family totally digs it.
1 cup of dry rice
1-2 Tablespoons of olive oil
6 cloves (+/-) minced garlic
1/2 white onion chopped
Juice from 2 limes (or more if you need more flavor)
Zest from one lime
Handful of cilantro chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
I buy Trader Joe’s jasmine rice. You get a giant bag for $2.99. I prepare the rice per the instructions on the package. Rice is a buzz kill...because it is not a fast process. I usually make my rice in advance. Just so it’s ready when I actually want to eat dinner. Be prepared for at least 40 minutes of time on this one.
When rice is close to done (let’s say 5-7 minutes left to cook), in a sauce pan heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic. Let simmer until the garlic is fragrant, and the onions are translucent. Do not burn them. That ruins everything! Add the cooked rice and stir. Sometimes I add a little more olive oil here, depending on how dry the rice is. Next, add the lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and allow rice to absorb flavors. I allow this little mixture to combine for about 3 Minutes.
This rice is another perfect summer staple that can be thrown in with so many different meals!
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