Cilantro Lime Rice

If you live in the western part of the United States you have probably heard of Cafe Rio or Costa Vida.  If you haven’t then you are seriously missing out!!  It’s what I would call, classy Americanized Mexican fast food.  It is so tasty and mouthwatering….oh and the creamy tomatillo salad dressing is to die for! im craving a Cafe Rio salad!
We love white rice in our house.  If my husband had it his way we would have rice with every meal.  Well I have been getting tired of the plain white rice.  So I thought I would give this recipe a try.  It was fantastic, there were a few different copy cat recipes that I found but they all had the same ingredients.  

Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 can chicken broth
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

In a saucepan or rice cooker combine rice, chicken broth, 1 tsp lime juice.  Cook until rice is tender.  In a small bowl combine remaining lime juice, sugar and cilantro.  Pour over rice and stir.

My Notes:
I actually used minute rice (I was starving and didn’t want to wait 20 minutes) I just adjust to the right liquid proportions    I also didn’t use a can of chicken broth.  I have a huge Costco container of Knorrs Chicken Boullion so I just added  1 Tbsp to the water.  Turned out PERFECT!!  I also think the more cilantro the better….im obsessed!


  1. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
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  2. I make this without the chicken broth, and it is my favorite way to eat rice!