Cilantro Lime Rice

I'm trying to encourage more vegetarian meals and I've found the most success when I boost the flavour and focus on spice. This rice is a lifesaver because it cooks up easily and is versatile. I make a pot and get at least two hearty, different dinners out of it. One night I'll serve with tacos and the next I'll throw it in burrito bowls. It's also great mixed in with salad for a little heft. 


1 cup rice
2 cups broth or water (or whatever ratio your rice calls for)
zest and juice from two limes
1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped (about 2 heaping Tablespoons after you chop it)
2 green onions, finely sliced
salt and pepper to taste


Prepare rice per instructions. I've prepared brown rice and basmati rice this way and both were excellent. I don't want to tell you what kind of rice to use. Go with your heart.

Mix together lime zest, juice, cilantro, and green onions.

After rice has simmered, before you fluff with a fork, pour lime mixture over top. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix well (mixture will be a bit sticky).

Season with salt and pepper.

I like to top this rice with some roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, purple cabbage, and cheddar cheese for a nutritious, filling, vegetarian dinner.