Lime Cilantro Rice

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

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 Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 6 -8


  • 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!

Lime Cilantro Rice for easy summer entertaining

6 comments on “Lime Cilantro Rice”

  1. Looks great. I’m curious – does the sprouted rice use a different amount of water in the rice cooker? Thanks

  2. Sandy, what kind of rice did you use for the pictures?

  3. Perfect side dish for so many things, can’t wait to make this all summer long :)

  4. Yum! That looks and sounds so good and refreshing. When I saw on Deborahs blog they had gotten a new kitty and the name sounded familiar, I asked if your kitty found a home at her house….how awesome….but bittersweet for you I’m sure. The chicken sounds good too…I’d probably have to add a bit of a heat element for my hubs…he’s not into “sweet” flavored main dishes. 

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