I don’t know about you all, but we’re big Chipotle fans in our house. Burrito bowl for me, burrito for my hubby, and my kids split the quesadilla kids meal – Miss. Hazelnut getting the quesadilla and fruit/chips and Mr. Nutterbutter getting the rice, black beans, and guacamole. This rice reminds me a lot of the rice at the bottom of my burrito bowl, with a burst of freshness from the lime juice and cilantro added at the end. It holds its own as a part of dish or as a standalone side.
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
- 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 c. long-grained rice
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 limes, zested and juiced
- 1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
In a medium stockpot over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Add onion and garlic, cooking for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Reduce heat to low. Add rice and salt. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Add chicken broth, lemon zest, and about 3/4 of the lime juice (reserving the remaining lime juice for finishing). Raise heat and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until almost all of the liquid is gone and rice is cooked. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Toss rice with reserved lime juice and cilantro.
Serve hot as a side dish or as the base for burrito bowls (I like to make them with taco meat, roasted or sauteed peppers and onion, homemade salsa, guacamole, and cheese.)
Let’s have a fiesta of Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes all week long!
- Tropical Fruit Salad from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Taco Salad Boats from Palatable Pastime
- Champurrado from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Shrimp Veracruz from the Tip Garden
- Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken from Cooking With Carlee
- Mexican Street Corn Salad from Caroline’s Cooking
- Cilantro Lime Rice from Books n’ Cooks
- Frozen Peach Margaritas from Family Around the Table
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6 thoughts on “Cilantro Lime Rice for #MexicanRecipes”
Always looking for new rice side dishes, this one looks great!
What a flavorful and wonderful rice dish.
I loooooove the cilantro lime rice. I could eat it with everything!
I make something similar and we love it.
this would be perfect with my Shrimp Veracruz! Yum!
I am one of those that loves cilantro. This dish looks delicious!