I threw this together after work tonight, and I tasted the broth right before I added the rice, and was concerned I made a mistake with this recipe, despite the good reviews. It just didn't have much flavor at that point, and I wasn't sure the ingredients would add up to good flavor. I made this vegetarian by using fake chicken and vegetable broth. I thought maybe those substitutes just weren't as flavorful as the real thing, but it ended up really coming together in the end! The rice almost completely absorbed the broth, so it wasn't much of a soup, but that was ok with me. The lime juice squeezed on top really finished it off nicely. I had run out of cilantro after making a big batch of guacamole, but I'll be sure to pick some up tomorrow when I have the left overs. My dad and my son both tasted the rice portion and thought it was really good too. I look forward to making this again!
Oh, I'm not a fan of instant rice, so I used Himalayan pink rice instead as I thought it was a nice middle ground between brown rice and white.