Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Chicken Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Oct 1, 2012

Chicken Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

I am such a huge rice lover. When cooking Mexican inspired dishes, I usually make my Homemade Spanish Rice to serve on the side. This time I decided to switch it up and cook Cilantro Lime Rice. It tastes similar to Chipotle, but I used chicken broth instead of water. You can always make skip the chicken broth and just stick with water if you prefer. This rice is so versatile, and it goes great with so many different dishes. Enjoy!

Chicken Cilantro Lime Rice (print recipe)

What you need:
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup Jasmine rice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 large or 2 small limes
2 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
salt, if desired

In a medium sized skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add rice and sugar, and saute for a couple minutes, then add the juice of 1/2 large lime, or 1 small lime. Stir for a minute, then add chicken broth and salt, if desired. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro, taste, and add more lime juice if needed.

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  1. this is a great recipe that I could easily throw into my dinner rotation. thank you for sharing!

    - Noelle @norrey

  2. I love cilantro - this looks delicious!! I'm your newest follower from "all my bloggy friends" and If you want to follow back here is my blog:

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  3. I love cilantro. There is something wonderful about the taste and the smell of it!

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  4. YUMMM!!! I know my husband would LOVE this recipe. Do you think we could use brown rice? Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

    1. Brown rice would work great! Thanks so much for hosting!! :)

  5. Sheena,
    I love this recipe, it is just packed with flavor that we will really enjoy. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I love lime in rice better than lemon! Thanks, Sheena for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday. Cindy@ Cindy's Recipes and Writings

  7. This looks so yummy! I love cilantro lime rice but never thought to make it with chicken broth! Thanks for the recipe! I'm a new follower. Stop by and visit me at


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