Chilled out Cilantro Lime Rice

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Rice is boring. There, I said it so you dont have to. Don’t get me wrong I eat a ton of brown rice but just boiling it with water or stock gets old fast. My motto is simply this: food should be enjoyed, every single bite of it. It’s so easy add some gusto when you have something like rice that is just begging to be elevated like fluffy little flavor pillows. This recipe would work great with quinoa or any variety of rice you could throw at it. Seriously though don’t throw it; this is a scrumptious recipe not a football game.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 2-3 people

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked rice (any variety – I used brown) or quinoa
1 1/2 cups water (if using brown rice)img_5744-2
1 large handful fresh cilantro, rough chopped
1 lime, juiced
2 tbsp. grass-fed butter or unrefined virgin coconut oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

If you really need to throw some rice this is your chance; throw that rice into a fine strainer and give it a quick rinse. Once you have rinsed your grain and satisfied your need to chuck that rice pour it into a pot with 1 1/2 cups of water (as you seasoned rice chefs out there know, the amount of water can vary slightly from grain to grain). Bring to a boil then stir and decrease heat to a low simmer for 20-25 minutes depending on your cook-top. Once the rice is tender fluff it with a fork and add in butter (or coconut oil), cilantro, lime juice, sea salt and black pepper.

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Serve and enjoy all of that flavor!

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Brooke Carragher, C.H.N- Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Blogger, Gardener, Yogi, Educator and Food Lover.

Whole U Nutrition- A Whole U Approach To Wellness

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