Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe

Long Caye Kitchen, Glovers Reef, Belize
Island kitchen, Long Caye, Belize

Our Belize island menu is extremely popular… every trip at least 3 people tell me to publish a cookbook. This just never rises to the top of the list. I think instead I’ll just put them on the blog, a few at a time. This is a VERY simple, VERY good recipe!

Serves 3 – 4

¼ cup minced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 T. vegetable oil
2 cups white rice
4 cups water
2 T. fresh lime juice
½ cup of chopped, fresh cilantro

Sauté onion and garlic in the oil until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the rice and stir until well coated with oil. Add the water and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce the heat, cover, simmer without stirring for 15 – 17 minutes. While cooking make the fresh lime juice. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. If you don’t like cilantro, just leave it out, it’s still fantastic.