Rice w Lime & Coriander

This combination is a winner.  Use it as a side with chicken and you’re onto a mid week meal with 5 star qualities. If you don’t like coriander, swap out with thyme.  If you don’t like thyme then just have cornflakes!

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook time: 15 min

Serves: 4


drizzle olive oil
1 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbsp coriander STEMS, chopped
2 cups basmati rice, washed
half fresh chilli, chopped OR
1 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 spring onion, finely sliced

1 lime, zest and juice
1/4 cup coriander leaves


Pour the oil and add the butter to a small saucepan.

When bubbling, add the garlic and coriander stems.  Stir cooking for 2 – 3 minutes, until the pan is smelling incredibly fragrant.

Add the rice.  Toss through the flavoured oil add salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Cook for a minute or so.

Add 3 cups of boiling water.  Stir well.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Cover and allow to absorb.  

Check every now and then and add more water if needs be.  When cooked remove from heat.

In a large serving bowl add the chilli, spring onions, lime zest and juice. 

Tumble in the hot rice and stir gently to combine.  Add the coriander leaves to garnish.