Yesterday I posted a recipe for Borracho Beans….my delicious drunken beans cooked with beer. I served them with this yummy Cilantro Rice. This is a super easy, delicious rice. I just dump all of the ingredients in a rice cooker. It doesn’t get much easier. Of course, you could make it on the stove top in a pan as well, which is how I usually make this rice. But I wanted to try it with the rice cooker. PERFECT. Easy. Ready in 25 minutes.
I make all kinds of rice in my rice cookers. I have a huge rice cooker that makes 12 cups of rice…WHY??!! I have a 6 cup and a 3 cup. A girl’s gotta have her rice. OMG, I could give you soooooo many recipes for rice. Oh, I just thought of a really good recipe I must share with you very soon! Yes, yes.
Ok so I think you’re gonna love this. Sorry, I only have the one shot of the rice. I was so excited to eat it.
Cilantro Lime Rice
1 cup of long grain rice
2 cups of chicken broth
3 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped
zest of 1 large lime
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped (approx. 1 cup)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp minced jalapeno (optional)
Put everything but the cilantro** in the rice cooker. When the rice is done, just leave it alone with the lid on for 15 minutes or so.
Add the cilantro and fluff it all up with a fork.
Optional: Serve with a squeeze of lime juice.
** You can add the cilantro in the rice cooker with everything else, but your rice will be light green in color. It still tastes great, but some people don’t like a green rice.