Lime Rice

Lime Rice - Elise Bauer
6 servings

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
1 clove garlic, minced
2 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
Zest of one lime
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup lightly packed chopped cilantro, leaves and tender stems

1. Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat.
2. Add the raw rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice has started to brown.
3. Add the garlic and cook a minute more.
4. Add water, salt, and lime zest to the rice.
5. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer.
6. Cook undisturbed according to the cooking time on your rice packaging.
7. When Rice is done, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
8. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro. Serve with chicken, steak, shrimp, Mexican or Asian food.

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