Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Lime Rice has that perfect lime and cilantro taste just like the restaurant. This rice is part of my favorite Cafe Rio Sweet Barbacoa Pork Salad.

Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Lime Rice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 ¼ cup uncooked white rice
  • juice and zest 1 large or 2 small limes
  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  1. In a skillet melt butter with rice. Add the chicken broth and the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Serve with Cafe Rio's Sweet Barbacoa Pork Salad.
source: my mother-in-law Sheri Denney


Speak Your Mind



  1. Do you use instant “minute” rice or the kind that takes time to cook?

  2. @Anonymous,
    Use the kind that takes time to cook.

  3. Can’t wait to try all your cafe rio recipes. I grew up in Utah but married a southern boy. Now we live just south of Memphis. Every time we go visit family and friends in Utah we go straight from the airport to Cafe Rio.

  4. Jessica Desarro says:

    How many servings is this?

  5. how low do you turn it down once it boils?

  6. I actually don’t think this tastes like Cafe Rio rice. It is better. Waaaaaay better.