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Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe

By Slickrock Adventures on September 2, 2011
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.