Cilantro Lime Rice

Gluten Free

cilantro lime rice

Yeah for “hump day”, aka Wednesday! Hump Day means that you are officially at the half way mark for the week and are about to go “over the hump” to the weekend. What are your plans for the weekend? Anything exciting? Any new movies you want to go and see? I know we want to see that new G.I. Joe movie as well as the new Ironman that comes out soon! πŸ™‚

For todays “hump day” post and Cinco de Mayo themed recipe we are going to make a side dish. I truly believe that you can make all the main dishes you want, but without a rocking side dish it doesn’t mean a thing. This Cilantro Lime Rice will definitely fit the bill. The intense lime flavor partnered with fresh cilantro is the perfect compliment. I paired it with my Tequila Lime Chicken, which will make it lovely appearance on helping hubbie friday. But this Cilantro Lime Rice could go with Fajitas, Beef Tacos, myΒ Creamy Tomatillo Enchiladas, orΒ Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce!

To get started, chop up 1 cup of yellow onion and mince 1 garlic clove.

chopped onions

Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add 2 T. of olive oil and 1 cup of onions. Saute until translucent {about 3-4 minutes} and then add garlic. Stir for 30 seconds and add 1 cup of uncooked Texmati Brown Rice.Β 

texmati rice

Stir to incorporate all ingredients. Then add 1 1/2 T. of lime zest.

lime rice

Let the rice brown for 2-3 minutes then add 2 1/4 cup of chicken broth {low sodium}, juice of 1 lime, and 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro {chopped}. Stir so all ingredients are mixed together.

cilantro broth

Bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer for 45 minutes.

cilantro lime rice

Finish off with fresh lime zest and cilantro for final touches! :)Enjoy!

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Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Side Dishes, Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of Texmati brown rice
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 1/4 cup of chicken broth {low sodium}
  • 1 1/2 T. lime zest
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions

  1. Chop up yellow onion and mince garlic clove.
  2. Heat a large skilletto medium high heat. Add olive oil and onions. Saute until translucent {about 3-4 minutes} and then add garlic.
  3. Stir garlic for 30 seconds and add Texmati Brown Rice.
  4. Stir to incorporate all ingredients.
  5. Add 1 1/2 T. of lime zest.
  6. Let the rice brown for 2-3 minutes then add chicken broth, juice of 1 lime, and fresh cilantro {chopped}.
  7. Stir so all ingredients are mixed together.
  8. Bring to a boil.
  9. Cover and let simmer for 45 minutes.
  10. Finish off with fresh lime zest and cilantro for finishing touches! πŸ™‚
  11. Enjoy!

 

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7 Responses
  1. Speaking of movies…just heard they’re in the writing process of the sequel to Magic Mike movie. I still have to go see the first one..have you?
    I’m thinking of celebrating the holiday this weekend with the kids (I’ll be having my niece and nephew) and teach them about the holiday. The other half of their fam lives and is from Mexico. So I’ll be making this most fabulous rice recipe of yours! Pinning, JUST in case my hubs throws the printed paper away..thinking it’s garbage. Believe me, he gets in trouble! hehe

    1. Nope.. I don’t need to go see it. I have my own “magic mike” at home {my husbands name is Mike… hehe.} Just learned something new about you… love that! I totally didn’t realize that your family was from mexico! Thats sweet, so this holiday is personal to you. I hope my recipe lives up to those flavorful dishes you have on your end girl! πŸ™‚ Hope you love it and have an awesome time with the family!

  2. Krista, I love rice and honestly, don’t really do too much to it on it’s own…how neglectful I’ve been! I need to let it stand on its own instead of always mixing it into something else. This sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe and pinning!

    1. I tend to do the same thing, but thinking of Cinco de Mayo I thought I would amp up a side that most people neglect. πŸ™‚ Thanks for pinning and stopping by, always makes my day to see your smiling face. {or profile picture.. since I dont REALLY see your face} hehe. πŸ™‚

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