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Copycat Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice

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!

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


  • 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


  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.