{ Cilantro Lime Fiesta Rice }

When I was younger, my sister and I would play the “soup” game, combining all sorts of random food items into one container and daring the other to eat the concoction. Too young to understand flavor combinations, these “soups” were usually volatile (although we learned that two delicious things consumed together don’t always equal one magical new thing….just like two beautiful people don’t always make a pretty baby). I haven’t given up on my childish games though, and today–at the age of 22– I revisited the game of “soup.”

The result? This cilantro lime fiesta rice.

It has all of my favorite ingredients, and now 22 years of flavor expertise. It is perfect for a Mexican side dish (fajitas perhaps), a burrito rice filling, and of course, a base for Ropa Vieja. Buen provecho!

{ Ingredients }

  • 3 cups of cooked white rice
  • 1 vine tomato, small dice
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jalapeƱo, small dice
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon fresh scallions, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt to taste

{ To Make the Rice } Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix well. If the rice is dry add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some additional lime juice.

2 Comments

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2 responses to “{ Cilantro Lime Fiesta Rice }

  1. Hey, Thanks for this! This made a decent stand-in for a Chipotle-style dinenr. Hooray! I made it in less time than it would have taken to go get that dinenr.I served it over warm Jasmine rice (with a Tblsp or so of cilantro thrown in at the ned of its cooking time) and topped it with a chopped avocado. Seems very adaptable I might want more beans, or some tofu thrown in there. I’s empowered now . : )

    • I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe Bruno! I make various modifications and adaptations each time too, depending on what I have in the fridge! Tofu sounds good too!

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