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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Course Side Dish
Yield 4 servings


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1-2 limes, juiced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped


  1. In a saucepan over medium-low heat melt the butter. Add the rice and sugar. Mix briefly to coat the rice with the butter and sugar. Add half the lime juice, and stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt.

  2. Bring the rice to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20-25 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle the rice with the cilantro, the rest of the lime juice, and more salt if needed (I've never added more salt). Fluff rice with a fork. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


Source: Muy Bueno cookbook