Cilantro lime rice is the perfect side dish, for burritos, nachos, or even a taco salad. So many options! Delicious toasted rice is cooked to perfection in a flavorful chicken broth full of spices, cilantro and lime. This is the best cilantro lime rice and turns out perfect every single time.
Course Side Dish
Keyword cilantro lime rice, mexican, rice, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Author Jessica - Together as Family
2 ¼ cupschicken broth
1/4cupfinely chopped cilantro
zest and juice of 1 lime
In a saucepan, over medium-high heat, add the butter and dry, uncooked rice. Toast the rice, while stirring frequently, until it's lightly golden brown, smells fragrant, and the butter has melted. * This takes about 3-4 minutes
Add the chicken broth, chopped cilantro, salt, cumin, lime zest, and lime juice. Stir.
Bring to a boil and then cover with lid and turn heat down to low. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. All of the liquid should be absorbed.
Fluff with fork and serve.
I have found that basmati rice is the best rice to use for this. The next best alternative is long-grain rice or even jasmine rice. I only use the basmati rice because whenever I use long-grain rice on the stove top, it tends to come out wetter and mushier than what I like. The lime zest adds so much to this rice. They are inexpensive and can be found most places. I bought mine on amazon.