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Cilantro Lime Rice Infused With Garlic



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 ½ cups of Nishiki premium sushi rice or similar brand. Note: You can also use Basmati rice. If using Basmati rice use water/rice ratio listed on package)
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime, cut in half
  • ½ cup diced green onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Add oil, butter, and garlic to medium saucepan over low heat. Let butter melt and garlic sweat for several minutes.
  2. Turn heat to medium and bring garlic to simmer. Simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Add rice to saucepan and stir until rice is evenly coated with oil.
  4. Add water, salt, and juice of 1/2 of the lime to saucepan and bring to a boil. Tip: stick a small fork into the lime and squeeze the lime around the fork, rotating your hand so you get as much juice out as possible.
  5. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and let stand covered for additional 5 minutes.
  7. Pour rice into medium-sized bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. After rice has cooled, add green onions, cilantro, and cheese and stir.
  9. Squeeze the other 1/2 of lime over rice and stir.


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