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Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

So I looked out the kitchen window and noticed that the cilantro had almost reached the height of the child rabbit fence around my square foot gardening planters. I knew cilantro grew quickly, but didn’t think it would really grow THAT quickly.

Quick…how can I start using this up. And pronto!!!

How about mixed into brown rice with some lime juice for a little extra flavor?!?

(I’m leaving you with just this for tonight…a complete meal with this lip smackingly delicious rice…coming soon to a frugal food website near you.)

Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Servings - 4 persons


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice ($.40)
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice ($.10)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder ($.05)
  • Cilantro, use your discretion (free from the garden)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add the brown rice, lime juice, olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper.
  • Return to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and cook for 45 to 50 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  • Chop cilantro.