black and white


cilantro lime rice

Sometimes my husband gets on a kick and wants to make something. When he does he never thinks about what sides to have its all about the main course. On this particular day he decided to make shrimp tacos. I didn't want to run to the store for anything so I decided to make rice. Plain white rice wasn't going to cut it this time, so when I seen this recipe I was excited. Not only was it good alone. It was great on the shrimp tacos too.

1 tablespoon canola oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 large onion, chopped

2 cups long-grain rice

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 to 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

Juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)

Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn't burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. The rice shouldn't be sticky.

Just before serving, stir through the juice of 1 lime and lots of chopped cilantro.