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A stir-in of cilantro and lime juice transforms plain cooked rice into a lively side that's an ideal accompaniment for Mexican main dishes, such as Chicken Fajita Tostadas.

Source: Everyday Food, April 2008
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  • CKL19774497
    22 MAR, 2019
    I have made this many times and it’s always perfectly delicious and a great accompaniment to our homemade enchiladas. Have also shared the recipe multiple times. The only thing I add is some lime zest with the juice.
  • 7927
    19 JUN, 2015
    This rice is awesome!!! Martha you are a goddess!
    • boi1830998
      9 MAY, 2018
      It myt wurk
  • boi1830998
    9 MAY, 2018
    It no wurk, plz fix
  • Lee Ann Munson
    17 SEP, 2013
    Does it work as well with brown rice? Would love to make it but can only use brown rice.
    • redgbee
      4 JUL, 2015
      Cilantro is one of mine and my husband's favorite herb! This is awesome! Made it with our chewy brown rice. I had to bring it at work for my lunch, partnered it with roasted veggies of red peppers, butternut squash, zucchini and tiny of roasted beef. So filling! My co-workers loved the smell of this flavored rice as I devoured it. Thank you!
  • Tia Greene
    26 JAN, 2015
    Archer Farms used to make a Cilantro Lime boxed rice that I absolutely loved to serve on Taco Nights. Then, out of nowhere they stopped making it. I tried several other recipes I found on the Internet, but they weren't very good. This recipe came as a Godsend as it's even better than the boxed AF Rice because I'm using all fresh ingredients. I'm not a huge fan of the greenish color, but the taste more than makes up for it. Thank you!!
  • Love_Z
    13 JUL, 2014
    Simple and delicious! (Make extra mixture so the flavor is more intense.)
  • gingerbrew
    17 SEP, 2013
    I make this for big make your own taco parties. I usually increase the cilantro-rice mixture by 50% so that the rice is extremely flavorful. I also add a dash more salt as well.
  • Malenk
    24 JUL, 2013
    I made this and I love it. I love rice and we usually cook it in a rice cooker . Flavoring it with cilantro adds a lot of kick into it. Next time, we will eat it in burrito.
  • RaesRanch
    11 MAY, 2013
    Very Lovely and very cooling for hot weather or with hot food!
  • suzesebold
    5 MAY, 2013
    mmmmm.... I am thinking roast the garlic with pepitos and a bit of lime juice or better yet zest, then add to the rice. Delicioso!

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