You’re going to love this cilantro lime rice in the rice cooker! But you don’t have to use the rice cooker. However, it is one of my favorite cooler weather cooking gadgets. I like this rice cooker because of the ceramic bowl which makes it nontoxic and still easy to clean. Most other models have a nonstick interior, which is great until it starts flaking off into the food (based on experience here)- yikes! Plus it has an automatic “keep warm” setting, so once it’s done, it will stay ready for you until it’s time to eat.
But back to the cilantro lime. It makes such a great base for burrito bowls, an excellent side dish for enchiladas, or just a tasty bowl to pair with black beans and some diced avocado.
The ingredients for this cilantro lime rice are simple and nutritious:
- White basmati rice (though you can use brown if you prefer)
- Broth (I prefer to use Kettle & Fire bone broth for flavor and the added protein and nutrients it gives to the dish- remember the code AHS will give you 20% off your entire order)
- Cilantro (you can chop fresh, or take the freeze-dried short cut that I sometimes do, found in the produce section)
- Fresh lime juice (from 1-2 limes, depending on size)
That’s it! Simple rinse your rise, add it to the rice cooker with the broth, butter, and salt. Or cook it as you would on the stove. Once cooked, add the lime and cilantro, fluff well, and serve hot.
My family loves this cilantro lime rice in the rice cooker because it’s so flavorful. I love it because it’s so easy. I can set it all on delay to start cooking when I need it to, and it stays warm until I’m ready to serve it. Plus rice is such an affordable way to bulk up a meal when feeding a family and it can be frozen for easy future use. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
Love flavorful rice sides? Check out this cozy and fabulous turmeric rice recipe! I use it for a side for chicken dishes, Indian dishes, and as a base for hearty grain and green bowls.Print
This delicious rice side dish is easy to make and bursting with flavor and nutrients thanks to the lime and cilantro, as well as bone broth you cook it in. This is sure to become a staple with all your Mexican-inspired meals!
1 cup Basmati rice
1 c Broth
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp lime juice (from 1–2 limes, depending on size)
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro (fresh or freeze-dried)
Give your rice a good rinse and add it to the rice cooker. Pour in your broth, butter, and salt and stir. Hit go on the rice cycle.
Once rice is cooked, add the lime juice and cilantro. Mix well and fluff rice. Add salt if needed and serve warm.