Cilantro and Lime Wild Rice


Are you a Chipotle fan like I am? I don’t mean the smoked pepper, I mean the restaurant where you can buy a burrito the size of a small dog. Are family is a huge fan, and we typically end up there most Sunday’s after church. My favorite part, by far, is there cilantro rice and as with most foods I love I eventually figure out how to make it at home. Turns out, this recipe is beyond easy AND by substituting wild rice for white rice I don’t feel bad about using it as a mid-week side dish.

What You’ll Need

2/3 Cups of Wild Rice

1 Cup of Water

1 Tsp of Vegetable Oil

1/2 Tsp of Salt

1 Lime – Juiced

2 Tsp of Fresh Cilantro – Chopped

A Quick Squeeze

Add oil to a saucepan on medium heat. Add rice and lime juice sauté until toasted (a few minutes). Add water and salt and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook covered for about 20-25 minutes or until rice is tender. Remember, the key to good rice is not to remove that lid until absolutely necessary so don’t keep checking it.

Fluffed Up

Once rice is cooked through, use a fork to fluff it up so it can cool off.


While rice cools, clean and chop cilantro.

Rice Rice Baby

Add cilantro to rice and mix together.

Ready for Dinner

Serve while still warm, alongside my Mango Jerk Chicken Skewers.

About The Chic

Back in 2004 when I was looking to name my events company, I stumbled across the word 'Chic' in an old dictionary. The definition was: “a fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit”. I fell in love with the word and the idea that chic is the pursuit of something better, prettier, or cooler than you are today. Chic isn’t a state of being or even a destination, chic is the journey you take on the way to something greater. ~Rachel

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