This Lime Cilantro Rice is delicious served with Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs for a lovely summer dinner or picnic or potluck side dish.

Lime Cilantro Rice

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Friends, it’s a rare find to see a nest in our yard. For eleven years, we’ve had very little bird activity here on our property, because of our kitties. Well, really, cats. Since we had to deal with allergies in our home, and the very painful decision to put one kitty down (almost 18 years old), finding a sweet home for the other, our home feels … well, different.

Lime Cilantro Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice

We miss our cats like crazy, Filly roaming through the garden, and Hobbes, who’s a characeter, to say the least.

Climbing roses

I was out enjoying the climbing roses on the side of our house, and we kept seeing doves diving in and out. (You may like to see how we trellised our climbing roses, here.)

Lime Cilantro Rice

Come to find out, this beautiful nest made its way into the corner of our fence.

Lime Cilantro Rice

We knew it was a first, a nest on our property, because our little protectors were gone.

Lime Cilantro Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice

A few Sundays ago, I made a delicious meal from this last month’s Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Apricot Chicken Thighs. (Look how pretty a dish is served with a small vase or vessel with flowers from the yard?)

I like to ask myself, are the meals that I’m serving healthy, delicious, and comforting? If all 3 of those components are in place, I’m a happy home cook!

I also like to ask myself, is this good enough for company?

Good enough for company

Both the chicken and the rice that I’m sharing with you today – ARE!

In my multi-cooker, I added an organic sprouted rice mixture, and cooked it on the brown rice setting.

Easy as 1, 2, 3 … add salt (or your favorite seasoning), fresh lime, and fresh, chopped cilantro.

Toss and serve!

Lime Cilantro Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice is delicious served with Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs for a lovely summer dinner or picnic or potluck dish.
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Lime Cilantro Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6 -8
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  • 2 cups rice, I use SunWest Organic Sprouted Medley
  • 2-3 limes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped


  • In a rice cooker or on the stove, cook 2 cups of rice. Salt and pepper to taste (or use your favorite seasoning).
  • Squeeze lime juice from 2-3 limes over the top (according to your favorite lime taste), add fresh cilantro; toss and serve!
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Lime Cilantro Rice for easy summer entertaining