Cilantro Lime Rice 香菜青拧饭

Cilantro Lime Rice 香菜青拧饭

Rice is the staple food in Asia, we serve rice alongside with other dishes such as vegetables, meat, or soup. Just like potatoes, rice can be cooked in many ways, it can be stir-fried, stewed, baked or cooked into one pot dish such as yam / taro rice, pineapple fried rice, olive rice etc.. There are countless ways to transform your plain rice into delicious meal but I had never encountered any recipe that gets any simpler than this.

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
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook rice in rice cooker as per usual, but add in 1 tbsp butter together with water.
  2. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped cilantro right before serving.
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  • 1杯米
  • 1汤匙牛油
  • 1小匙,青柠皮削
  • 2汤匙青柠汁
  • 1/2杯香菜,切碎
  • 水,适量

  1. 洗好的米放入电饭煲,加入适量的水和1汤匙牛油一起煮。
  2. 食用前拌入青柠皮削,柠檬汁和切碎的香菜。


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