This recipe is a great spin-off on your conventional (and let’s face it – plain) side dish of rice at dinner. The brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice, and the cilantro and the lime gives this dish an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor.
Website for Original Recipe Before my changes below: www.skinnymom.com
- 2 cups brown rice, uncooked (not instant)
- 4 cups water
- juice from 1 lime
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a medium size pot over medium-high heat, bring 2 cups of brown rice and 4 cups of water to a boil. After boiling, reduce heat to low and cover for about 30 minutes until all of the water has evaporated.
- Transfer brown rice to a bowl and let cool for 5-7 minutes.
- In another small bowl, combine lime juice, minced garlic, oil, and sea salt. Mix gently. Add to rice and stir until combined.
- Lastly, add in fresh chopped cilantro and stir to mix evenly.
Per Serving (1 cup): Calories: 112 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 3g Protein: 3g Sugars: 0g Sodium: 175mg Vitamin A: 0% Vitamin C: 10% Calcium: 1% Iron: 4% WWP+: 3 points