This Cilantro Lime Rice has just three ingredients and is a perfect accompaniment to any dish, but especially love it with Mexican and Seafood dishes!
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This side dish is one I always love to see on a menu at a restaurant. Funny thing, it wasn’t until recently I started making it at home. But WHY?? It’s ridiculously easy to prepare, and goes perfectly with Mexican and Seafood — our FAVORITES!
A while back I shared a recipe for Sesame Cilantro Shrimp. A quick Asian inspired dish, that has dinner on the table in about 10 minutes. The sesame shrimp are served over a bed of Cilantro lime rice, and we just LOVED it. It’s been a part of our regular rotation ever since.
“Form follows function—the classic truth that inspired our functional burritos. Let’s be honest: skip the toast. Veggies and complex grains, omega-3 and probiotics, fiber and protein—that’s what your body deserves when you start your day. At Sweet Earth, when we make healthy, we don’t compromise flavor. In fact, we think health is flavor. We put complete meals, authentic and and vibrant, into an easy-to-eat burrito, each brimming with a variety of ingredients that ensure you get a whole world of nutrition with every bite.” (source- SweetEarthNaturalFoods.com )
I visited a couple of stores in my area and found a selection of burritos to try. Many of the stores were running low — they must be a popular item!? I found a couple at Fresh Thyme, and a couple at our local Baker’s Supermarket.
The two Functional Burritos I was able to find were the “Get Focused” and the “Get Cultured.” The “Get Focused” burrito boasts the abiltiy to reduce morning fog with a mix of scrambled eggs, kale, peas and smoked gouda, it’s rich in protein, fiber and omega 3. The “Get Cultured” is a Korean inspired fiber rich burrito packed with edamame, carrots, tofu, cabbage, red pepper and ginger, and it serves up over one billion probiotic cultures.
The kids and I tried both of them at breakfast time one weekend.
Last week, for lunch, I decided to give the Baja Breakfast Burrito a try. I had already made my Cilantro Lime Rice for dinner and thought it would be a great side for my lunch that day.
These are not wimpy little burritos, my friends!
Filled with cage-free eggs, jack & cheedar cheese, pinto beans and green chilies, they are a filling breakfast (or lunch!) and would perfect all on their own, but that side of rice paired nicely.
So, next time you’re out shopping take a look at the products Sweet Earth has to offer. You will find them in the healthy section of your local supermarket.
- 4 cups prepared long grain rice
- zest of one lime
- juice of ½ of lime
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- Squeeze lime juice and sprinkle lime zest over prepared rice. Stir in cilantro. Serve warm.