Toss a cilantro, chile, and lime purée with plain rice to create a zesty rice side dish that's perfect with Caribbean-inspired menus.
Fresno chiles are similar to jalapeños in size and heat. Include some of the seeds if you prefer a hotter dish.
Purée cilantro, zest, lime juice, garlic, oil, and chile in a food processor.
Cook rice with water according to package directions until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Let rice stand 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.
Stir cilantro purée into rice.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Carbs 40g 13%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.