Cilantro Lime Rice
Makes 6 to 8 servings
  • 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed until water is clear
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  1. In a 3-quart saucepan, bring rice, 4 cups water, oil, salt, and bay leaf to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat, and fluff rice with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime zest and juice.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at