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March 23, 2011

Cilantro Lime Rice Salad

The flavor improves if you make this dish a day in advance. It is one of my favorite side dishes. You can add grilled shrimp or chicken for a complete meal.

Serves 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 mango, cut into cubes, add juice from mango too
  • 3/4 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus zest from one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    Heat oil in a medium saucepan; add rice and sauté until golden. Carefully pour in broth, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Add remaining ingredients.

    Terri’s Tips:

  • Serve rice cold or at room temperature as a side dish
  • Make it a meal by adding grilled chicken or shrimp,

    Make it your own:

    • Add mandarin oranges and/or pineapple. You could even add banana slices
    .• Substitute another herb for the cilantro, like parsley or basil and use lemon juice
    • Use vegetable broth or water for a vegetarian choice

  • Posted by terri at March 23, 2011 02:44 AM