Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    40 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    25 mins


  • 2 Mazola® Sobrecitos™ Chicken Flavor Bouillon Packets
  • OR 4 teaspoons Mazola® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sazon seasoning with annato (sazon con achiote), optional
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice, rinsed and drained*
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh OR frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro


  1. Step 1) Combine bouillon, sazon (if desired) and hot water; stir to dissolve and set aside.
  2. Step 2) Heat oil in a large deep sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the rice begins to turn slightly golden in color. Add onion, peppers, corn and garlic; stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Step 3) Add prepared broth and lime juice to rice and bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 to 20 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Cover and remove from heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork and stir in cilantro. Garnish with fresh lime peel or lime slices, if desired. (Rice may also be cooked in a rice cooker.)
  4. *If using enriched rice, do not rinse.