Lime Cilantro Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min (includes sitting time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 teaspoon canola oil

1 cup long grain white rice 

1 cup chicken stock

2 to 3 strips lime peel 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 tablespoon lime zest plus 2 tablespoons lime juice 

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for sprinkling 

2 green onions, green parts only, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the rice and toast until lightly golden, about 1 minute. Add the stock, lime peel, salt and 1 1/2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover the rice, reduce the heat to low and simmer until all of the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Let the rice stand, covered, about 5 minutes, then stir in the lime zest, juice and cilantro. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with more cilantro leaves and green onion.