Lime and Cilantro Rice

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Lime and Cilantro Rice
Lime and Cilantro Rice


  • 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 until wilted, about 1 minute. Stir rice into the cilantro and ghee; cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Pour stock over 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. If you don't have ghee, you can substitute butter. The flavor will be slightly different, but equally as delicious!


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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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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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Shannon Whittier says:

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

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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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Aida Melendez says:

What’s ghee