Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice from That's My Home

Cilantro Lime Rice

Oh why haven’t I made this before today? It isn’t like I haven’t tried versions of it before. I can tell you it is about to become a staple around here. Ever since I made Chicken Chorizo and Artichoke Saffron Rice Skillet I have been in love with this tiny pearl rice and I used it again to make this dish. It gets kind of creamy like a risotto but much easier. The rice is small and barrel shaped and has a delicious flavor to it. You could make this without the chicken stock if desired, that is how the chain restaurant that makes it does it. I would say it would be a pretty close clone recipe if you omitted the chicken stock.

Look for this rice in the ethnic aisle at your grocer. It is available readily and is fairly cheap I think. I use half of the 12 oz. bag and it feeds 4 people.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 - 18M

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4


  • 2 cups chicken broth - I made homemade
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz. Valenciano Rice - it is also called Pearl Rice on the bag
  • 1 large garlic clove - minced
  • about 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • zest of a small lime


  1. Bring stock and water to a boil. Add salt and garlic. Stir in rice. Cover with a lid. Turn down heat to medium - medium low. Cook for 15 minutes until rice is tender. Stir it twice while cooking.
  2. Remove for heat and add cilantro and lime zest. Stir it in. Let set 5 minutes covered before serving.
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 Here is the delicious Southwestern BBQ Chicken with fresh salsa I made to serve with the rice.

Southwestern BBQ Chicken from That's My Home


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