1 cup long grain white rice Water Salt Zest of 1 lime 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
Place rice in heavy saucepan. Wash rice in cold water until water is near clear. Add water to saucepan. (Measuring tip: Water should reach the top of first knuckle of forefinger, when fingertip is resting on top of rice.) Add a dash of salt.
Bring rice to a gentle boil. Cook, uncovered, over low heat until liquid is almost gone, about 5 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting. Cook for 30 minutes (do not open lid during this time). Remove from heat, uncover and fluff with a fork. Stir in cilantro and lime zest. Adjust seasonings to taste with salt. Serve.