El and Lyn take afternoon nap everyday. Once they are asleep, that is the time I hit the ground running. Cooking with them around is almost disastrous, with them whizzing around, and their swayer / bike parking all around the kitchen like mines awaiting to be kicked or stepped on, accidents are bound to happen. During some good days when they have longer resting time, I can then prepare more elaborate dishes but if not, even the rice can be transformed into a dish.
This cilantro lime rice is a breeze to make. It takes only 3 additional ingredients, less than 5 minutes of your time, and ta-dah... the plain white rice just had a make-over and it is now oh-so refreshing! The butter contribute largely to the flavour of the rice, hence selecting a good quality butter will enhance the taste tremendously. Sometimes when I am running out of green lime, I would substitute it with yellow lemon. Although they have slightly different fragrant, I guess it works too! Afterall, homecooks are used to working around ingredients and who knows, we may create something better than what the recipe calls for!
Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1 cup rice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp lemon/lime zest
- 2 tbsp lemon/lime juice
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- water, as needed
- Cook rice in rice cooker as per usual, but add in 1 tbsp butter together with water.
- Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped cilantro right before serving.