Brown Rice with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeño

Brown Rice with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeño

Lime, cilantro and fresh jalapeños offer a fresh and zippy contrast to the earthy nuttiness of brown rice in this simple Mexican-style side dish. This would go well with my classic refried beans, or Southwest vegetarian chili, or black bean and corn bake with cheese topping.

Brown Rice with Lime, Cilantro and JalapeñoBrown Rice with Lime, Cilantro and Jalapeño
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Cuisine: Mexican
Published on December 8, 2008

Simple Mexican-style brown rice with a refreshing zippiness from lime, cilantro and jalapeños

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  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • juice and zest from 1 fresh lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • Rinse the brown rice under cold running water. Soak for 4 hours or overnight in 2 cups of water in a small saucepan.

  • Bring the rice to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer undisturbed until the water is absorbed — about 40 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients. Cover again and let sit for 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Serve hot or warm.

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Makes 2 to 4 servings


Peter M said...

Lisa, this rice is simply beautiful...I can pick out each kernel!

Anonymous said...

Love the way it looks!! I love brown rice, awesome combination.

test it comm said...

That sounds good. I bet it would work well in a burrito.

Meeta K. Wolff said...

oooh! this sounds simply delish! lovely!

VeganCowGirl said...

mmmm lime and cilantro were made for each other. Love how they offset the rice! Sounds/looks great!

Vaidehi Bhave said...

Simply Delicious !!! nice pic


Usha said...

Such a delightful dish with minimal ingredients,love the flavors you have used !