To be completely honest, I don’t know if Cilantro Rice is a Yucatecan dish or not! I just thought it would go well with some Black Beans and another Yucatecan dish that I was making. The lovely part of Yucatecan cooking is that the region has been influenced by so many cultures, that creating something out of the ingredients found in the region, while maybe not being a traditional dish, is also not completely unheard of.
Getting the ingredients together:
1-cup of White Rice, rinsed
1 1/2-cups of filtered Water
A big handful of Cilantro.
Putting it all together:
Put the white rice in a saucepan.
Cover with water.
Put the lid on the pot.
Bring to a boil.
Turn off the heat.
Let the rice sit for about 15 minutes.
Take a handful of cilantro and chop it up.
When the rice is done, transfer it to a bowl.
Squirt the lime all over the rice.
Add the chopped cilantro.
Stir the rice by gently flipping it around in the bowl. You don’t want to mash it.
You are done!