Every morning, we make our cilantro-lime white rice from scratch in each of our restaurants. We steam it with bay leaves to impart their herbal fragrance, then season it with lime and lemon juices and toss it with cilantro for its fresh, slightly tart flavor. It's like a classic white T-shirt—familiar, never goes out of style, and goes well with tomatillo-green chili salsa.
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With more than 120,000 different strains of grain in the world, it can be hard to keep them all straight. In general, the longer the grain, the firmer and fluffier the rice. Short and medium grains tend to be soft, moist, and sticky. Around here, all you need to know is that we use long-grain white rice.