This rice is great as a side dish or added to your favorite taco salad or burrito. Much like you will find in fresh-Mex restaurants.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend the onion, green chiles, garlic, and lime juice together in a food processor until smooth; add the cilantro and pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped into the mixture.

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  • Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Stir the cilantro mixture, chicken bouillon granules, salt, butter, and rice into the water and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the rice has absorbed the liquid entirely, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 2.2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 22.8g 7% DV; fat 1.5g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.6mg 1% DV; sodium 440.6mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
Note on the cilantro - Do not puree or you will end up with green rice. To avoid this chop by hand (do not add to blender). If you end up with "green rice" it still tastes great but kids aren't as quick to eat it.:) This bit of the instuctions was missed after the editing process. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2016
This was just ok Read More
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2009
Note on the cilantro - Do not puree or you will end up with green rice. To avoid this chop by hand (do not add to blender). If you end up with "green rice" it still tastes great but kids aren't as quick to eat it.:) This bit of the instuctions was missed after the editing process. Read More
(42)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2009
I enjoyed the recipe very much; my family ate plenty. The recipe is good as is. However, I did find the rice to be a bit onthe soggy side. I will try a few alterations to see if that helps. First, I will brown the rice a bit before added the other ingredients Also, I will not put the other ingreadients in the food processor, I will just chop small. Lastly, I will have the cilantro at the end to keep the color and flavor fresh. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2009
This was a very tasty rice dish. I made as written except using standard rice as opposed to instant. It was a nice accompaniment to the broiled tilapia that I had marinated in olive oil lime juice cilantro chili peppers etc. We did top the rice with some shredded cheddar which gave the rice a little more depth. I will keep this recipe in rotation. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
This was awesome! Just like the kind you get at Mexican restaurants!! I agree with some others that you need to pulse the cilantro in the food processor (added last) or it chops too fine. I also left off the 1 Tbl. butter to keep it healthy. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2010
Fresh and flavorful recipe! I was looking for a rice dish using lime and cilantro to give a kick to our usual side of plain rice and this recipe fit the bill. I made it just as stated except I used fresh mild green chilis omitted the bouillon to avoid MSG and just added some salt to substitute. I served it with homemade steak and black bean tostadas and fresh salsa lettuce and tomato from the garden. I did put the cilantro in the blender because I didn't see the edit in the reviews and it turned out great. The rice stayed white mixed with green flecks. Maybe because I added the cilantro mix after most of the liquid had been absorbed by the rice just before serving by oversight. I made this recipe a second time to serve a chicken dish made with a Southwest sauce and tortilla strips. I wanted the chicken flavor that the bouillon in the original recipe would provide but again wanted to avoid the preservatives and MSG so I used some defrosted chicken broth from my freezer in place of the water and added a bit of salt. Thank you BCOLLINS1 we love this recipe! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
12/22/2010
Pretty good but not the rice I was hoping for...still searching for the clone of Chipotles! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
Very tasty! I made this to go with a chicken dish and it was a great compliment: light but very flavorful. I did leave out the green chiles for my children. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2010
This was very easy to prepare. I followed the directions and it came out great. This was nice and light. My young boys loved it. I will make this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2009
Good! I had a recipe similar to this years ago and lost it and I've been looking for a replacement ever since. This recipe is close. The flavor is really good. I would suggest adding about 2 tsp of cumin. I use green onions. Now I need to adjust this to make less since you end up with a ton of rice but the leftovers would be good in burritos! Thanks - I'm glad to have this back in my rotation! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2016
This was just ok Read More