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Fresh minced cilantro and fresh lime for cilantro-lime rice side dish. #TexasHomesteader

Rice With Fresh Cilantro & Lime

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cilantro, Lime, rice, zest
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com


  • 1 cup rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups broth (mine is unsalted)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced (or to taste)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tblsp butter (I used bacon grease)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tblsp lime juice
  • Salt to taste (I use 3/4 tsp)
  • 1 Tblsp lime zest


  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear, then set aside.
  2. Into pan add a Tablespoon of butter or bacon grease and the chopped onion. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, then add minced garlic & rinsed, drained rice. Sauté one minute more

  3. Pour in 2 cups broth and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, then turn heat off and leave pan covered 10-12 additional minutes. (Sample the rice for texture - it may need a couple more minutes of steaming. If not, proceed to next step.)

  4. Stir in chopped cilantro, lime juice & zest. Fluff with fork and serve.