This cilantro lime rice dish with saffron is as simple as it gets! With a few fresh ingredients like Carolina® Basmati Rice, saffron, lime juice and cilantro, this dish is ready in just two steps. Try it for yourself!
In a 2 quart saucepan, combine Basmati Rice, broth, salt and saffron. Bring the liquid to a boil and stir once. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
Stir in the butter, lime juice and cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Make your favorite restaurant style Cilantro Lime Rice homemade and add in a pinch of saffron to give it a distinguishing touch! Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s ready in just two steps. Simply combine your ingredients in a 2 quart size sauce pan and once it boils, cover it and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir in the rest and you’re ready to go! This dish is perfect to not only serve as a side dish, but make it part of your main dish alongside chicken or beef. Prepare some in your Instant Pot or Rice Cooker and serve throughout the week in different Mexican and Asian inspired dishes like Huevos Rancheros Rice Bowl, spiralized vegetable and rice salad bowl, or your favorite burritos.
If you’re looking for a tasty dessert option, pair it with this Coconut Rice Pudding recipe.
Can’t seem to get your hands on ground saffron, try the international aisle at your local grocery store or simply omit the saffron. Make this recipe vegan by using coconut oil instead of butter and using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. On a time crunch but really love the flavors of Cilantro and Lime rice together with your favorite meals? Use our microwavable Cilantro Limón Jasmine Rice, ready in 90 seconds!