Add some zing to Mexican Night or Taco Tuesday with this easy-to-make Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe.
"Mexican Night" (tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc.) appears weekly on our meal rotation, and Mexican (Spanish) rice is our family's favorite accompaniment. I recently tried something new and served Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice, featuring Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning, white Jasmine rice, and Cilantro. This flavorful side dish was a huge hit with our family!
If you are looking for a zippy dish that is quick and easy and pairs nicely with your favorite Mexican dish, then surprise your family with Chardonnay Lime and Cilantro Rice. Your family will thank you!
- 1 cup white jasmine rice (We used Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice- found at BJ's Warehouse)
- 2 cups chicken stock or water
- 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) butter
- 2 teaspoons (tsp) Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning
- 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) fresh lime juice
- 3 Tablespoons (Tbsp) cilantro, finely chopped
Add water or stock, rice, and butter to a medium sauce pan. Turn the heat on medium-high, cover and cook until water comes to a boil (about 5 minutes).
Turn down heat, stir rice, and add Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning and lime juice to the pan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the rice from the heat, add the chopped cilantro and allow the mixture to simmer, covered for another 10 minutes.
*Note: Adjust the water content according to preference, increasing for more softness or decreasing for a firmer texture.