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Cilantro Lime Rice with Essential Oil

This tangy rice is the perfect side dish to eat with beans, enchiladas, or any other Mexican dish. It is also delicious inside a burrito.

Cilantro Lime Rice with Essential Oil

Servings: 6 | Time: 10 minutes active; 20 minutes inactive | Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
  • 1 toothpick cilantro essential oil (dip the toothpick in the oil, and then swish the toothpick around in the mixture)
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a medium-sized pot, combine the rice, water, garlic, olive oil, and chicken bouillon.
  2. Heat the rice over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  3. Put the lid on the pot, and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Let the rice simmer for 20 minutes or until fully cooked (don’t remove the lid while the rice is cooking).
  5. Remove the rice from the heat, take off the lid, and let it cool slightly.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the lime juice, lime essential oil, and cilantro oil in a separate bowl.
  7. Stir the oil and lime juice mixture into the rice.
  8. Add the fresh cilantro, and stir it into the rice.
  9. Serve immediately!

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