Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Rice

Here’s a super easy way to prepare rice.  You can use any kind of rice that you like. I usually use brown rice for my recipes because unlike white rice like white basmati, brown rice is a whole grain and contains the bran, germ, and endosperm.  White rice is processed and its bran and germ (the most nutritious parts) are removed. I do love the fragrance of basmati rice. And fortunately there is brown basmati rice like this one by Lundberg and this one by Pride of India.

For this recipe I used basmati rice because I happened to have some that I needed to finish.  Look, ma! I’m still alive after eating white basmati rice! I enjoyed this rice in a vegan fajita bowl with black beans.

Try this recipe and let me know what you think.


Prep Time: 10 minutes . Cook Time: 20 minutes . Yield: Serves 6


INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 Cups Basmati Rice (or rice of your choosing)
3 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Whole Kernel Corn
1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Jalapeno Pepper, chopped
Juice and zest from one or two limes
Salt, black pepper and cumin to taste
METHOD
1. In a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add basmati rice; bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook covered for 20 minutes until water is absorbed. If you using another type of rice, follow the cooking instructions accordingly.

2. Add remaining ingredients to rice and fluff with a fork. Season with salt, black pepper and cumin to taste. Serve warm.

Nutrition per serving (3/4 Cup): 194 Cals; 39g Carb; 2g Fat; 3g Protein;1g Dietary Fiber
Nutrition calculated using the MyFitnessPal Recipe Importer

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