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Santa Fe Lime Rice

by Laura

I recently have been on the hunt for a couple of good yet simple Mexican rice recipes.  I’ve been looking for a good regular Mexican rice for a while, and recently wanted to also find a cilantro lime recipe.  I found this simple recipe from a cookbook called The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner by Liz Edmunds. I have shared a recipe previously from the Food Nanny.  It was the tuna noodle casserole.  Anyway I loved the fact that with this rice recipe you put all the ingredients together and let the rice cook.  No extra steps.  I also liked that you could also do it in a rice cooker.  I love to use my rice cooker.  So either way, you can make this on the stove top or in a rice cooker.  I did the rice cooker method.  We loved this rice.  SO tasty.  It was just the right amount of flavor to it, not over powering and not under flavored where it tasted like regular rice.  I also love just throwing all the ingredients in the rice cooker, turning it on, and leaving it to cook.  Such a simple side dish to any Mexican meal.  I do think next time I may try to add a clove of garlic to it also and maybe raise the cumin to 1/2 tsp and see how it works.

Santa Fe Lime Rice

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice of calrose rice (I used calrose)
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp. cumin

For rice cooker, combine all ingredients in the rice cooker, Cover and turn on.  It’s that simple.

For the stove top, combine the rice, broth, and salt in a large saucpan and cook over medium high heat.  Bring to a boil.
Decrease the heat to a simmer and add the remaining ingredients.  Stir, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

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16 comments

Cindy Ponder April 5, 2018 - 4:51 pm

Oops you forgot the cilantro!

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Laura April 5, 2018 - 8:25 pm

This recipe does not include cilantro. I original was looking for a cilantro lime recipe but found this instead.

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Stephanie April 30, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Just FYI, I wanted to make this with a main dish that the lime/cumin wouldn’t quite mesh with, so I replaced it with some garlic/pepper seasoning and it was VERY yummy. It’s nice to know that it’s not only a great recipe, but very versatile too!

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Stephanie April 30, 2010 - 8:22 pm

Just FYI, I wanted to make this with a main dish that the lime/cumin wouldn’t quite mesh with, so I replaced it with some garlic/pepper seasoning and it was VERY yummy. It’s nice to know that it’s not only a great recipe, but very versatile too!

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Kim November 11, 2009 - 10:55 am

YUMMY! That’s all I can say and the kids loved it too! Definitely a keeper.

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Kim November 11, 2009 - 10:55 am

YUMMY! That’s all I can say and the kids loved it too! Definitely a keeper.

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megan November 6, 2009 - 2:37 pm

Definitely adding this to my "to make" list. I love using the rice cooker, but never thought about doing any sort of flavored rice. Thanks for the suggestion!

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megan November 6, 2009 - 2:37 pm

Definitely adding this to my "to make" list. I love using the rice cooker, but never thought about doing any sort of flavored rice. Thanks for the suggestion!

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fittingbackin November 4, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Yum! Adding this to my list of "Real Mom Kitchen Recipes to Try." 🙂

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fittingbackin November 4, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Yum! Adding this to my list of "Real Mom Kitchen Recipes to Try." 🙂

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Stew and Lindsey Campbell November 4, 2009 - 8:12 am

I have Liz Edmunds' cook book too and love this recipe (well, all of them are good—haven't found one we don't like yet!). Although, I've found that it still works if you leave all the butter out. A good healthier alternative. Check out our blog, we talk about Liz Edmunds a lot—we even have a section for her! (She was Lindsey's church leader when Lindsey was in high school)

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Stew and Lindsey Campbell November 4, 2009 - 8:12 am

I have Liz Edmunds' cook book too and love this recipe (well, all of them are good—haven't found one we don't like yet!). Although, I've found that it still works if you leave all the butter out. A good healthier alternative. Check out our blog, we talk about Liz Edmunds a lot—we even have a section for her! (She was Lindsey's church leader when Lindsey was in high school)

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