Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

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 Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

Add some zing to Mexican Night or Taco Tuesday with this easy-to-make Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe.

"Mexican Night" (tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc.) appears weekly on our meal rotation, and Mexican (Spanish) rice is our family's favorite accompaniment. I recently tried something new and served Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice, featuring Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning, white Jasmine rice, and Cilantro.  This flavorful side dish was a huge hit with our family!

If you are looking for a zippy dish that is quick and easy and pairs nicely with your favorite Mexican dish, then surprise your family with Chardonnay Lime and Cilantro Rice. Your family will thank you!


  • 1 cup white jasmine rice (We used Thai Hom Mali Jasmine Rice- found at BJ's Warehouse)
  • 2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 Tablespoons (Tbsp) butter
  • 2 teaspoons (tsp) Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons (Tbsp) cilantro, finely chopped


Add water or stock, rice, and butter to a medium sauce pan.  Turn the heat on medium-high, cover and cook until water comes to a boil (about 5 minutes).

Turn down heat, stir rice, and add Cherchies® Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Seasoning and lime juice to the pan.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove the rice from the heat, add the chopped cilantro and allow the mixture to simmer, covered for another 10 minutes.

Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.  Serve with our Double Decker Tacos, Fish Tacos, or your favorite Mexican dishes.

*Note:  Adjust the water content according to preference, increasing for more softness or decreasing for a firmer texture.

 Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

Chardonnay Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe


Giveaway Winner!

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 Gourmet Seasoning Box Giveaway

Gourmet Seasoning Box Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Giveaway! Congratulations! The winner of the Cherchies® Gourmet Seasoning Gift Box is Jane!

Jane's favorite recipe is our Lemon Dill Dip Recipe (a favorite among many), which features, you guessed it, Cherchies® Lem'n Dill Seasoning.

Thanks everyone for participating!  Stop back and visit us for more delicious recipe ideas, cooking tips, and giveaways.  

For those who participated, but did not win, not all is lost!  Email us for a special discount code on future orders:)

Thank you again for participating!

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Giveaway! Gourmet Seasoning Gift Box

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 Gift Box Giveaway

Gift Box Giveaway

Enter our Gourmet Gift Box Giveaway!

Just in time for Mother's Day!  Win this adorable red gift box, full of Cherchies® seasoning blends, and surprise Mom on Mother's Day! This gift box, valued at $25, includes Cherchies® Lem’n Dill Seasoning, Cherchies® Cajun Seasoning, Cherchies Garlic Seasoning, and Cherchies® Basil Pizzazz Seasoning.

How to Enter the Giveaway

Comment on the bottom of this blog post by telling us... Which Cherchies® recipe (links attached), featuring Cherchies® Lem' n Dill Seasoning, Cherchies® Cajun Seasoning, Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning, or Cherchies® Basil Pizzazz would you like to make? If you have a favorite you've tried before, please mention it! 

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One winner will be chosen at random from the comments posted on this blog. Winner will be selected and announced here on our blog Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Come back and see if you won!

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Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

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 Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Sweet & Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Difficulty:  Easy

There is something so darn comforting and fun about meatballs.  These quaint little globes are simple to make; the flavor combinations are unlimited, they can be served with your favorite sauce over noodles or rice, or piled into sandwiches, or served as tasty appetizers with toothpicks.  Quite the versatile little ball!  So let's talk meatballs friends, in particular, Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatball Recipe.  Are you ready to get rolling?

Why order takeout when you can eat in with a meal that is quick, easy, and just as flavorful as the take-out version, but a fraction of the cost?   I usually make these meatballs as an appetizer to share with guests and serve with toothpicks, but I recently served them to my family over rice for a quick and easy meal, and as suspected, dinner was a hit!  Everyone loves meatballs, and this recipe with sriracha, ginger, Cherchies Garlic Seasoning, and Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, is so flavorful, your family will ask for seconds.  

So, get the "ball rolling," grab some Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves, spices, and make these delicious sweet and spicy meatballs today!  For a complete meal, serve this dish with our Cranberry Spinach Salad and our Best Darn Garlic Bread to sop up the sauce. 

Let us know your thoughts on this recipe and thank you for visiting our blog!


  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey, chicken, or chicken
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) Cherchies® Garlic Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon (tsp) tsp black pepper
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) freshly grated ginger
  • Cooked Rice (optional- to serve over)

For Sweet and Spicy Glaze

  • drippings from meatballs
  • 1 jar Cherchies® Apricot-Pineapple Preserves
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (tsp) sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) chopped green onions- green part (scallions) only (optional for garnish)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the meatball ingredients and mix with your hands to combine.   Do not over mix the meat.  Use a 1 1/2" ice cream scoop to measure out perfectly-sized meatballs and place on the greased baking sheet.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until meatballs are golden brown.

While the meatballs are cooking, add the sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan.  Whisk to combine.  Turn the stove on low and cook the ingredients, whisking occasionally, until smooth.  Turn off heat.  With a slotted spoon, remove meatballs from baking pan and transfer to a large skillet.  Add the pan drippings from the meatballs, and the sauce to the skillet.  Turn the skillet on low and cook for a couple of minutes, or until heated through.

Serve the meatballs over cooked rice for a meal, or use with toothpicks as an appetizer.  Garnish with chopped scallions.


 Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe

Sweet and Spicy Asian Meatballs Recipe