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Cilantro lime white rice

Recipe for Cilantro lime rice

An inspired remake of the Mexican Cilantro Lime rice; with some prep to step up your rice dish to a next level. Compatible with any cuisine/main dish
Course Side
Servings 3 cup
Author Victoria


  • 1 cup long grain rice white or brown
  • 2 cup chicken or veggies broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter or vegan
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro


  • Wash and rinse rice.
  • If using white rice, soak with 1 cup of water for 30 minutes; for brown rice, soak at least 5-8hours or overnight for best result.
  • Strain and drain the rice.
  • Crush garlic, finely chop cilantro.
  • In a pot on medium/high heat, add 1 Tbsp butter and crushed garlic (do not burn or brown garlic) stir till butter melt.
  • Add rice and keep stirring until rice a bit darker give off some aroma (about 3-5 minutes).
  • Add 2 cup chicken broth, 1 bay leaf, 1/4 tsp ground cumin and stir. Also add 1/2 tsp salt if you're using unsalted butter or low sodium chicken broth for enhancing flavor.
  • Bring the whole thing to boil.
  • When boil cover with lid and reduce heat to low.
  • Keep simmering for about 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, but don't remove the cover yet. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Now, transfer rice to mixing bowl with a fork or spatula, mix rice with lime/lemon juice and chopped cilantro. Toss the bay leaf when you come across it.
  • Serve warm or cold as side or burrito