Lime Rice

Ben and Jeanne had a nice House Warming last Saturday.  It was a lovely day with lots of neighbors, family and friends to help celebrate their new home.

Since the menu of the day was a Mexican Buffet, I brought a couple of dishes to compliment the meal.  The first was, Lime Rice.  It’s a favorite of mine.


1 1/2 cups rice

1 2/3 cups  water

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 handful cilantro, chopped

1 large lime, juice and zest


Cook rice and water in a rice steamer.  If you don’t have a rice steamer, cook rice the way you usually do with the amount of water you usually use.

While your rice is cooking, zest and juice your lime in a bowl.  Add garlic and onion powder.

Yes, you can use fresh onion and garlic.  You’ll need to saute them first with a little olive oil.  For this dish, I prefer the powdered spices.

When rice is finished, toss rice with butter and lime mixture.  When fully mixed, add chopped cilantro and toss again.

I like to use brown rice.  White rice is pretty much void of nutrition.

If you are serving this for a crowd, this recipe doubles easily.

The other dishes I brought will be posted shortly.