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Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 55 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect recipe for Cinco de Mayo. Texmati brown rice is mixed with lots of lime flavor and fresh cilantro for a delicous side dish!



  • 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


  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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