Usually, Mexican rice dishes use a standard long-grain rice. But I prefer to use Jasmine rice instead. Jasmine rice has a beautiful, flowery aroma and fluffy texture which are perfect elements for a Summer side dish. I love to serve this with both Asian and Latin-inspired dishes, especially my Simple Fish Tacos.
Makes 4 servings
|1 cup Jasmine rice|
|1 tbsp. salted butter|
|2 tbsp cilantro, chopped|
|1/2 lime, juiced|
|2 tsp. cumin|
|1 tsp Kosher salt|
|1 tsp black pepper|
In a saucepan, boil 1 1/2 cup water and butter.
Add in rice, cover saucepan and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and fluff with fork.
Toss in lime juice, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Serve with your favorite entree.