Cilantro Lime Rice

cilantro lime rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Not everyone is a huge fan of cilantro – either you love it or you hate it… And I am definitely a lover of all things cilantro, I’m Colombian, it’s in my blood!  This Cilantro Lime Rice is bound to tantalize your tastebuds and bring you to places you’ve never even dreamed of going!  Yes!  It’s that good.  So go ahead and give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add salt, bay leaf, cumin and rice. Return to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover 15 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, leave covered for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  3. Fluff rice with fork, add oil, zest, and juices. Stir to combine.
  4. Add cilantro right before serving.

 

Looking for a main dish to add this to?  Give our Blackened Flounder a try!  You’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to Latin heaven.

Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

Recipe Type: Main
Author: Mel Cowen
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup raw baby spinach
  • 1 hard boiled egg, cut into quarters
  • 1 slice turkey bacon, cooked to crispy, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp avocado, chopped
Instructions
  1. Mix lettuce and spinach and place on a plate.
  2. Top with egg, bacon, and avocado.
  3. Serve with dressing of your choice.
Notes
If you’re following the 21 Day Fix meal plan, this counts as 2 greens and 1/2 red. If you’re using a 21 Day Fix approved dressing, add an orange too.