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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RECIPE: Lime Cilantro Brown Rice

I made this for our Labor Day Mexican fiesta yesterday and it turned out surprisingly well. This is my take on my mom's recipe for lime cilantro rice. We were recreating Cafe Rio salads for our holiday family party and this was the impetus for the recipe. I don't want to forget a good thing so here goes:

1 cup uncooked brown rice (I used 7/8 cup short grain brown rice and 1/8 cup aromatic whole grain brown rice)
2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 large or 2 smaller cloves of garlic
2 limes, juiced
1/3 to 1/2 head of cilantro, chopped
salt to taste

Put rice and chicken broth in a medium pot on the stove and bring to a boil while adding garlic, lime juice, cilantro and a bit of salt. Once the mixture has come to a boil, cover with a lid and turn to low for 45 minutes. When the timer goes off, turn off burner and move pot to another burner. Leave covered and let sit for 20 minutes. Then uncover, salt to taste and serve.

Delicious served with lime chicken, black beans, chopped romaine lettuce, salsa and guacamole. Corn chips and hot, fresh tortillas are other possible options.

4 comments:

Christine said...

I was bummed we missed the party. But Mark's Mom's B-day took higher priority. Wish I could have tasted your rice!

Eden said...

I missed you there. In fact, I kept finding myself looking for you! I'm glad you were able to spend time with Mark's family.

Cissy said...

You made that? I was wondering how I could get the recipe. Thanks.

Lori Sume said...

yum! i love it that you post healthy stuff.

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