Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice

Published on Apr 6, 2010
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // Tried and Tasty

Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and TastyThis rice is so simple yet packed with flavor. Cilantro is one of my absolute favorite herbs :) Whenever I go to Cafe Rio with Wend she picks all of hers off her tostada (because she doesn’t like it) and gives it to me!!!

Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and TastyCopycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice // The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio in the comfort of your own home. Have this Cilantro Lime Rice with your next Mexican meal. | Tried and Tasty

Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 356 kcal
Author: Yvonne

The delicious flavors of the wildly popular Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice in the comfort of your own home.  Have it with your next Mexican meal!

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Ingredients

  • 3 c. water
  • 4 tsp. chicken bouillon
  • 4 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 can 4 oz green chilies
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 c. white rice

Instructions

  1. Blend cilantro, green chilies, onion, and lime juice together in a food processor until just about pureed.  

  2. Bring water to a boil and add all ingredients.

  3. Simmer, covered, on low for 30 minutes (or until rice is tender).

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My friend, Shelley

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 325mg14%
Potassium 228mg7%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 comments about “Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice

  1. Lindsey Pearce

    Made this with the chicken enchiladas – I halved the recipe because I know rice makes a lot, and so mine didnt turn out so great. It smelled yummy but didnt taste right and all my liquid was gone before it finished cooking so it was hard. I will try again some day.

  2. Hannah

    Hey there – made this tonight with dinner and it was great. Only thing was I used Jasmine rice and had to add a bit more liquid but- great flavor! ;-)

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