Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Cafe Rio copycat

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown onion and rice in oil.
  2. Place water/stock, bouillon, cilantro, lime zest, and salt in blender till blended thoroughly.
  3. Add water mixture to rice and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  5. When rice is cooked, fluff with fork and add lime juice.
  6. Serve with Cafe Rio pork and beans.
Most Helpful

Cut the recipe in half, sauteed onions and garlic with the rice and used home made chicken broth....YUMMY! Definately a keeper. Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2013.<br/>(served with Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chiles#131427 and a green salad).

mama smurf March 26, 2013

This was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

miss_heyrara November 10, 2015

I have never eaten at Café Rio, but love cilantro and tried this recipe. EXECELLENT!! My husband and kids all had seconds! I sautéed a clove of pressed garlic with onions and used low-sodium chicken broth. I cooked in in a low-profile oven-proof pan and cooked it in the oven at 350 for about 35 minutes, until rice was tender. I likethe oven method for even cooked rice without the crusty, sometimes burned bottom. Making it now!

workingmomof3 August 09, 2014