So here you have it, a simple cilantro lime rice that pairs exceptionally well with a hot and spicy dish. I especially like it with freshly grilled fish or a spicy mole dish. As much as I love my arroz, this recipe is a pleasant alternative to the tomato base used in Mexican rice.
In a saucepan over low-medium heat melt the butter. Add the rice and sugar. Mix briefly to coat the rice with the butter and sugar. Add half the lime juice and stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt.
Bring the rice to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer until the rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from heat and sprinkle the rice with the cilantro, the rest of the lime juice, and more salt if needed. Fluff rice with a fork. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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