Mexican Style Lemon Rice

Mexican style lemon rice
Mexican-Style Lemon Rice
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The original arroz con lima or Mexican lemon rice typically uses lime together with cilantro. We’ve substituted lemon, adding garlic and shallots for a delicious side dish or even the main attraction with a side of veggies or meat.
Mexican style lemon rice
Mexican-Style Lemon Rice
Print Recipe
The original arroz con lima or Mexican lemon rice typically uses lime together with cilantro. We’ve substituted lemon, adding garlic and shallots for a delicious side dish or even the main attraction with a side of veggies or meat.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. When it's hot, add the garlic and onion, and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, until fragrant.
  2. Reduce the heat to a low setting, and add the rice and salt. Continue to saute the mixture for another 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn't stick.
  3. Add the broth and stir together. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and zest for garnish. Add the rest of the lemon zest and juice to the rice and stir.
  4. Bring the heat up temporarily to bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the rice is tender but not sticky. Add more broth or water if necessary.
  5. When the rice is done, remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon zest and juice you've reserved, along with the chopped cilantro.
  6. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Make it a vegan option by substituting water or vegetable broth for the chicken stock.

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