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Cafe Rio Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cup Rice (I used long grain)
  • Juice and zest from 1 large or 2 small Limes
  • 2 1/4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin


  1. In a skillet melt butter with rice.
  2. Add liquid, and other ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is done.

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