Rice has always been a "blah" side dish for me. Don't get me wrong, I love Rice-A-Roni but homemade rice just doesn't float my boat. I tried a new recipe the other night and it was OK, but I was glad I tried it just because it was something different. I might try it again when I want a light and Mexican-ish side dish.
Lime Cilantro Rice
2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup long-grain white rice 1 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1. Bring the water to a boil; stir the butter and rice into the water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
2. Stir the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving.
Here are the results: