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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cafe Rio’s Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cilantro Lime Rice is made with a little butter, rice, limes, and cilantro. It's the perfect Mexican side dish and a staple in our Cafe Rio meals.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 4 servings


  • 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 to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Recipe Notes

source: my mother-in-law Sheri Denney