Lime and Cilantro Rice

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Lime and Cilantro Rice
Lime and Cilantro Rice
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  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1½ cup of chicken stock
  • ½ lime


  1. Soak rice in a bowl of cold water for 20 minutes; drain.
  2. Melt ghee in a saucepan; add cilantro and cook to quickly wilt, about 1 minute. Stir rice with the cilantro and ghee; cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Pour the stock over the rice and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover and let rice simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Squeeze lime juice over the rice and fluff with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Mealthy tip:

To make this dish vegetarian, use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Ghee can be purchased in the grocery store, or you can save money by making it yourself.


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Aida Melendez says:

What’s ghee

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Aja A says:

Great simple rice with the addition of chicken stock. Pairs very nicely with a grilled chicken breast or shrimp (which I tend to gravitate towards often). Added some chopped garlic because, why not? I also made some cheese enchiladas with a four cheese sauce that worked deliciously.

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Randall Hauk says:

This is almost too easy. Get a lot of flavor with minimal effort. Second time I made it, I doubled the lime, because I love lime. I know the flavor combination is classically understood to be Mexican, but this side really goes nicely along almost any protein and simple vegetable side. Seriously give it a go.

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Queen Foodie says:

An interesting spin on lime cilantro rice. I like the addition of the chicken stock and it adds a depth of flavor. I used lemon, wild rice and it turned out extra yummy. 🌿🍚🍋

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Shannon Whittier says:

I added black beans to this and mixed it in with some chicken. Very good and healthy meal!