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Cilantro Lime Rice & Sauce

Cilantro Lime Rice & Sauce

Cilantro-Lime Rice

 

Transform boring, basic rice into something extraordinary with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. In this recipe, lime and cilantro are paired to create a classic flavor combination that brings added depth to your dishes.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45-55 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

3 c. cooked rice*
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 t. lime zest
3 T fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

* Can use brown, or jasmine rice. (Brown rice is shown in the images).

Directions:

 

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro until blended. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Sauce

 

For best results, prepare the cilantro-lime sauce the night before you need it to give the flavors a chance to blend. Planning ahead will also save time on those busy nights you want to get dinner on the table as quickly as possible. 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: n/a

Serves 4

Tip: You can also prepare the fajita seasoning in larger batches and store in an airtight container for later use.

Ingredients:

 

Homemade Fajita Seasoning:

3 T. chili powder
1½ T. smoked paprika
2 t. onion powder
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. ground cumin
½ t. cayenne pepper
1 t. dried oregano
2 t. sea salt

Cilantro-Lime Sauce:

1 c. plain, full-fat Greek yogurt

1-2 T. homemade fajita seasoning

1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced

2 T. fresh cilantro, finely chopped

2 T. fresh lime juice
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Prepare the fajita seasoning by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and stirring until thoroughly blended. Store any excess in an airtight container for later use.
  2. Prepare the cilantro-lime sauce by thoroughly combining all ingredients in a medium glass or other non-reactive bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.