Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple


Today’s post is a bit of a short one. Typically, when I try a new recipe, I have my camera at the ready to document all of the steps for you. And wouldn’t you know, on the nights that I’m in too much of a hurry to take pictures, the recipe ends up being deliciously blog-worthy. Such was the case with today’s recipe.

I made this Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple to accompany the Southwest Egg Rolls I told you about the other day. I was distracted by rolling the egg rolls, setting the table, cleaning up the kitchen, etc. and didn’t bother taking pictures of the rice until it was completely ready to serve. I decided to post the recipe today anyway, because it was such an unexpected treat. Tangy lime juice, bright, fresh cilantro, and sweet crushed pineapple are added to warm, buttery rice. It’s a simple preparation, but the flavor is anything but. I couldn’t stop sneaking bites before it went out to the table!

Lime-Cilantro Rice with Pineapple
Adapted from Our Best Bites

Ingredients:
4 cups cooked white or brown rice, hot
2 T. butter
Juice of 1-2 limes, to taste
1 small can crushed pineapple
1/2 - 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Stir butter into hot rice. When melted, add lime juice, pineapple (including liquid), and cilantro. Stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

Note: This rice tastes best the day it is made. Leftovers get a bit dried out and lose the fresh, tangy flavor. If you do have leftovers, try adding some extra lime juice to perk things up.

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