Day 30 – Cilantro Lime Rice


I just found out recently that cilantro is one of those things you either love or you hate. Being on the love side, I don’t understand how this could be possible. How could anyone hate cilantro? I would have to think there aren’t any cilantro haters reading this since they aren’t out searching for recipes that feature cilantro, so we may never know what the heck they are thinking.

Personally, I think Qdoba has the best cilantro rice out there. Between that and their lime salt chips, they are my favorite fast food Mexican place by far. I couldn’t wait to see if this recipe could stand up to Qdoba’s rice.


1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1 teaspoon butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 (15 ounce) can vegetable broth
1 cup water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro


In a a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, and cilantro. Pour over hot cooked rice and mix in as you fluff the rice. Serve warm.

I was a huge fan of this rice! Those that have had cilantro lime rice before know that you can serve it with any Mexican dish you are making. We had ours with some chicken that I cooked in the crock pot with diced tomatoes, green chilies, and a little taco seasoning. Yum! I would definitely recommend this recipe.

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  1. There’s another pin where you cook corn tortillas on the bottom of a cupcake pan to make bowls. I couldn’t wait to make them and now I have something to put in them!!

  2. I don’t understand cilantro haters either. They must be the Devil. o.O Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I don’t like cilantro so much… fact we were just at Chipotle and I said “this would be so much better if there wasn’t cilantro in the rice!”

  4. I heard its all about the smell with the cilantro.. it emits a smell and the lovers smell it and it hits a nerve or something that signals pleasure, while the haters have the opposite effect. Not sure if it’s true, but I’m a lover and I swear it is like a drug our something…it’s so intoxicating !

    P.s I just find your blog and I love it!! I thought I’d find something like this, but more to give opinions about how the pins are and my results. I’ve had a couple of epic faila, and want to warn people…or make something so delightful that I couldn’t help but share. But I sti nk at blogging so I will settle on reading yours 😉

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