Cilantro Lime Rice

Summer is officially over. Well almost! When you live in Arizona, you never feel as if your summer ends.

We have had a fantastic summer, and this year we decided to take the summer off to enjoy some great travels and spend as much time with family as possible.

That said, we also had a great time eating our way thru our vacation. No guilt-eating is the best!
While home, we made it a point to prepare some new fun dishes in our kitchen and some old-time favorite recipes.

I will start with this new recipe, “Honey Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic,” that I found in an old magazine long ago.

Lime Cilantro Rice

I have modified it to our taste and also because we could not locate some ingredients. Isn’t that the fun of cooking, after all?

Creating, being adventurous with new flavors, and most of all… having fun.

The intense flavor of the garlic and the lemon required some side dishes that will blend well together while not overpowering each other.

Milk peas and lime cilantro rice were the perfect side dish.

Flavor was the perfect balance between them.

Love it and could not get enough of it.

Do not be taken back by my picture of the Roasted Chicken. The skin got a bit caramelized too much. However, the flavor was not just perfect.

Juicy chicken breasts, soft caramelized garlic.

An excellent meal for the whole family that is easy, delicious and a bit different.

Honey Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon and Garlic
Milk peas
Lime Cilantro Rice


Lime Cilantro Rice

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lime cilantro rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups water 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup rice 1 cup Jasmati or long grain rice
  • 1 tsp lime 1 teaspoon zest of lime
  • 2 tbsps lime 2 tablespoons fresh juice of lime
  • 0.5 cup cilantro 1/2 cup choped cilantro


  • Bring water to a boil, stir in the butter and rice into water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 63mg | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Giangi's Kitchen provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as a registered dietician does not calculate them.

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