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Cilantro Lime Rice

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Cilantro Lime Rice is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. This easy rice recipe has the freshest ingredients and adds a boost of flavor to any meal!

Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Rice

  • long grain rice – I have found this is the best type of rice to use for this dish because it has an excellent texture for this recipe.
  • chicken broth
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh lime zest and juice – don’t skip out and try to use lime juice from a bottle. Fresh makes this rice taste so amazing!
  • fresh cilantro

How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. Rinse the Rice: Start by rinsing the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps remove excess starch for a fluffier end result.
  2. Add the Liquid: Pour in the chicken broth. Stir in the salt, butter and minced garlic.
  3. Cook the Rice: You can cook this rice in medium saucepan, or just use your rice cooker. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  4. Fluff and Serve: Once rice is cooked, carefully open the lid and fluff the rice. Add lime zest, juice and chopped cilantro. Stir to combine. Serve warm and enjoy!

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5 from 4 votes

Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 193kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine rice, chicken broth, salt, butter, and garlic in the bowl of a rice cooker. Set to cook mode.
  • Once rice is cooked, carefully open the lid and fluff the rice. Add lime zest, juice and chopped cilantro. Stir to combine. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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