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Simple Santa Fe Cilantro Rice with Garlic

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


This simple Santa Fe Rice with Cilantro and Garlic is the perfect spring dish made with fresh garlic and herbs! You’ll love this flavorful rice recipe!



  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of 1/2 of lime or lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (or herb of your choice)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cumin (if using cilantro, omit if using other herb)


  1. Combine the rice, broth, and slat in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to simmer and add the lime juice, butter, cilantro, garlic, and cumin. Stir, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender.
  2. OR
  3. Toss everything in the rice cooker and let it cook until done.
  4. Serve hot.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 6 SERVING SIZE: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139.4 Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 320.8mg Carbohydrates: 26.1g Sugars: 4g Protein: 3.5g Vitamin A: 39.7µg Vitamin C: 2.9mg

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