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Cilantro-Lime Rice

Tiffiny Felix
Course quick & easy, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 cups


  • 4 cups hot cooked Basmati rice (1 cup dry)


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 to 1 1/2 limes, depending on the size
  • 1/2 teaspoon lightly packed fresh lime zest use a rasp; just set it in the measureing spoon and pat it down gently
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic pressed first if using a regular blender
  • 1/2 cup medium packed cilantro leaves and tender stems


  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender jar. Pulse several times until cilantro is finely chopped and dressing looks emulsified, scraping the sides of the blender jar several times to keep ingredients near the blades.
  • Combine hot rice and dressing in a medium bowl and toss gently until rice is evenly coated.
Keyword mexican-inspired, rice, sides, vegetarian