Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Cilantro Lime Rice (and a Giveaway!)

Garlicky stir fry broccoli and chicken is paired with a fresh cilantro and lime flavored rice. The weeknight meal comes together even faster with the use of Minute® White Rice.

One of the biggest compromises my husband and I had to make when we became a couple was making rice during meals. Mr. K loves rice and grew up eating it at nearly every meal, no matter what was being served. It could be Chinese food, fried chicken, spaghetti, etc. Everything was served with rice! I was never a fan of rice growing up. My mom mainly prepared Chinese food and I know Chinese dishes and rice go hand in hand, but I only wanted to eat the proteins and vegetables and never the rice. Once I started cooking for myself, I stopped cooking plain rice altogether, until I met my husband.

During the week, I rarely make rice, even though I cook a lot of stir fry dishes. Rice cooked the traditional way is time consuming and I just don’t have the energy or time during the week. Enter Minute® Rice.

Minute® Rice cooks in just 5 minutes. They do the cooking for you. It couldn’t be simpler. You boil water, add your rice, stir, let it sit for a few minutes and it’s done. It was so easy, I made my husband do it.

I’ve been pretty impressed with Minute® White Rice as a solution to our lack of rice at meals. Now we can have more well-rounded, complete meals. After trying it out once, I immediately bought a few more to keep in my pantry.

For this particular recipe, I decided to enhance the rice with some fresh lime juice and cilantro. I actually don’t mind rice when there are other ingredients added to it. 

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I’ve really been craving the flavors of fresh herbs lately, probably because of the lack of fresh produce in the winter. Luckily for me, both limes and cilantro were on sale when I went shopping, so I picked up some for this rice. The rice is already fine on its own, but the lime and cilantro adds a wonderful freshness and lightness to it which pairs well with the flavorful garlic stir fry.

Garlic Stir Fry with Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 broccoli crowns, cut into small florets (should be about 2 cups worth)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

 

for the garlic sauce:

  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

for the rice:

  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp fresh squeezed lime juice

 

Directions:

1. In a small sauce pan, add all of the sauce ingredients except cornstarch and water. Bring to a simmer on the stove and stir, letting ingredients blend together for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. In a small bowl, add water and cornstarch and completely dissolve cornstarch in water. Add mixture to the sauce. The sauce should start to thicken once it simmers again. Let sauce thicken for about 30 seconds before turning off heat. Set aside.

2. Add 1 tsp of oil into a large pan or wok over medium high heat on the stove. Once the oil is hot, add in your chicken. Cook until chicken is nearly done but still slightly pink.

3. Add in broccoli and cook until both chicken and broccoli are fully cooked. Stir in sauce and mix/toss a few times until all ingredients are evenly coated and cooked in garlic sauce.

4. To make the rice, follow the instructions on the box exactly. Once rice is finished, stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Serve with the stir fry.

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149 comments on “Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry with Cilantro Lime Rice (and a Giveaway!)”

  1. I like spanish rice

  2. My favorite Rice dish is Spanish Rice. I just love it!

  3. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/694148383733215233

  4. My favorite rice dish is risotto

  5. OMG- Rice pudding with homemade raspberry sauce!!!!! YUM!

  6. i love fried rice!!! with egg and extra scallions please 🙂

  7. I love sticky rice and pork dumplings!

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  8. tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/694163081576865792 

  9. My favorite rice dish is seafood fried rice – with shrimp, scallop, squid and some meat, super
     delicious!

  10. My favorite rice dish is Chicken Chop Suey.  Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin 
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  11. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/ErinLoves2Run/status/694187397379035137
    Erin 
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  12. My favorite rice dish is jeweled Persian rice. Delicious!

  13. My favorite rice dish is rice pudding.  I admit I have a sweet tooth.

  14. I love rice with black beans…Cuban style.

  15. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/694262007235792896

  16. I love rice with stir fry veggies the best.

  17. My favorite rice dish is stir fried kimchi pork belly with rice.

  18. My favorite is black beans and rice.

  19. tweet https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/694286583265107968

  20. My favorite rice dish is a chicken and veggie stir fry with white rice and teriyaki sauce!

  21. My favorite rice dish is bibimbap! I love when the rice at the bottom gets a little burnt from the hot stoneware—delish!

  22. I love Thai fried rice 🙂 YUM!

  23. I love Thai Pineapple Fried Rice with chicken and prawns.

  24. My favorite rice dish is what I call a “faux clay pot rice” cooked in a rice cooker instead of clay pot; with Chinese sausage, poached egg, and soy sauce!

  25. Here’s my tweet: https://twitter.com/pic_links/status/694330433534717952
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. My favorite rice dish is General Tso’s chicken!

  27. I love black beans and rice as a dish.  I also love love love sushi. 😉

  28. Thank-You so much for the chance!! I Love steamed white rice with Kimchee and any other Asian foods!!! 🙂

  29. My favorite rice dish is sticky rice with lap cheong, mushrooms, etc..

  30. I love chicken fried rice.

  31. What a delicious sounding recipe. One of my favorite rice dishes is chicken and rice. Easy, simple to make and great tasting. Thanks so much.

  32. I like a broccoli, rice and cheese casserole.

  33. I love rice with just about anything – but I make fried rice with fridge leftovers a lot and love it!

  34. my mom’s fried rice 🙂 mmm spam!

  35. My favorite rice dish is bibimbap, although there aren’t too many rice dishes that I don’t like!

  36. My favorite rice dish is a good gumbo!

  37. tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/694943358137929728

  38. Beef tips and gravy over rice is my favorite rice dish!

  39. Here’s my tweet,thanks for this chance!  https://twitter.com/TheHippieHut/status/695040912808775680

  40. I love rice pilaf with mushrooms and peas!

  41. My favorite rice dish is wild rice with sautéed mushrooms.

  42. We like rice and salmon or shrimp with a quick salad.
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  43. I like Curry and Rice.

  44. I love Gomoku Gohan, Japanese version of rice pilaf.
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  45. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/695681429921923072

  46. My favorite rice dish is chicken fried rice. your dish looks super yummy. can’t wait to try it out
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  47. I like to make Hawaiian chicken and serve it on a bed of rice.

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. I love chicken fried rice ALOT!!

  49. chicken and broccoli rice casserole 

  50. My favorite rice dish also has homemade sweet and sour meatballs some pineapple chunks and green and red peppers.

  51. white rice with soy sauce is my favorite.

  52. my favorite rice dish is a family recipe-Wild Rice Hot Dish

  53. I love Asian food and Thai fried rice is my favorite rice dish to eat.

  54. thai fried rice. so fresh and so good.

  55. Chicken with rice.

  56. my favorite rice dish is sweet and sour chicken with rice

  57. My favorite rice dish is paella! Thank you for the contest!

  58. My absolute FAVORITE rice dish is… ok.. anything Chinese, for sure… but I also love just having a bowl of rice with some salt and butter 🙂 

  59. Tweeted 🙂 – https://twitter.com/Enter_Now/status/703429174342488064

  60. I like Mexican rice with tacos and enchiladas.

  61. I love rice in so many things!   I really love making a veggie gratin with a rice base.

  62. We’re having our favorite rice dish for dinner tonight: Rice as a bed for a nice cream sauce with lots of leftover roast chicken and veggies. So good!

  63. I tweeted about your stir fry with cilantro-lime rice and the Minute Rice giveaway:
    https://twitter.com/NotherAnneOther/status/706143786318090240
    Thanks!

  64. I love chicken casserole

  65. tweeted  https://twitter.com/stephcouponsxx/status/706609239007977472

  66. Skillet sausage and rice 

  67. My favorite rice dish is Red Bean and Rice topped with Summer Sausage.

  68. My fave is chicken fried rice!!

  69. My favorite dish is beef stew served over brown rice.

  70. My grandma always made excellent Spanish Rice. She had to make two separate dishes because I never liked, nor will I ever like, peas! Everyone else did but she didn’t want me to have to pick them out! Great lady she was!

  71. I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/713533849897185281.

  72. I might need a NEW favorite dish after seeing what you made! YUM!! Currently, my favorite dish with rice is cheesy rice with BBQ chicken! 🙂 But I also love just a big bowl of rice with some sale & butter 🙂

  73. my favorite rice dish is chicken fried rice.

  74. Chicken fried rice is a favorite.

  75. One of my favorite rice dishes is paella.

  76. My favorite rice dish is rice pudding.  

  77. I like beef tips and rice.

  78. I love making cheesy chicken and rice casserole for my family. They just eat it up — veggies and all!
    westiemks5 at yahoo dot com

  79. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/calebaw3s0m3/status/722591353570332673

  80. I love rice pilaf-style with mushrooms and almonds. 

  81. tweeted: https://twitter.com/tinawoo21/status/722675501140156416

  82. With Chinese, it’s plain white rice and gravy! Yummmmmmmm

  83. We love Mexican rice with our enchiladas! 

  84. My favorite rice dish is paella.

  85. I like sweet and sour chicken over rice!

  86. Mexican rice casserole!

  87. i like to make dirty rice

  88. My favorite rice dish is teriyaki chicken stir fry served on wild rice.

  89. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/724609235741499392

  90. My favorite rice dish is beef and broccoli on rice. 

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  91. tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/724952601842880512

  92. My favorite rice dish is shrimp fried rice.

  93. We like Spanish rice with corn and peppers.

  94. One of my fav ways to eat rice is the rice they make at a local Mexican restaurant.  I have never been able to make it myself, so it stays special.  hahahaha

  95. I tweeted here:  https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/725707404273410048

  96. I love Japanese Curry over rice. 

  97. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/725819575195951104

  98. My favorite rice dish is mexican style rice with beef fajitas.

  99. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/725827901241708544

  100. I love making a Mexican rice. truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

  101. I like chicken fried rice

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  102. tweet  https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/726227698125778944

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  103. Chicken and rice bake casserole

  104. My ultimate favorite rice dish is underneath Egg Fu Yung. It makes a nice rice bed, and top it with Teriyaki sauce.

  105. #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    My favorite rice dish is shrimp scampi with white rice

  106. i love shrimp fried rices

  107. My favorite rice dish is Chicken & rice soup

  108. I like shrimp fried rice.

  109. I like chicken and wild rice.

  110. I like shrimp stir fry with rice. 
    Thanks for the contest.

  111. i like chicken & wild rice soup or broccoli cheese & rice casserole 

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