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Cilantro Lime Rice in a bowl with limes

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

If you are looking for an easy and delicious Cilantro Lime Rice recipe then you've come to the right place! Made with basmati rice, this dish is fragrant, delicious, and makes a perfect side dish to accompany any number of dishes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 servings
Calories 268 kcal


  • Medium Saucepan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup basmati white rice
  • 2 cups water can sub chicken broth
  • 1.5 each limes juiced
  • ½ ts salt plus additional to taste
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • Begin by heating up the oil in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add the uncooked rice and stir 2 minutes making sure all the grains of rice have been coated with the oil.
    Grains of rice coated in oil with a wooden spoon
  • Add the water (or chicken broth), lime juice from 1 lime, and salt, and bring to the boil. Now put on a low simmer, cover, and simmer for around 10-12 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked and the water is absorbed.
    Cooked fluffy rice in a pan with a fork
  • Finally, stir in the cilantro and add the juice of the ½ lime. Taste and add additional salt if needed.
    Cilantro Lime Rice with a blue spoon and slices of lime
  • Your rice is now ready to enjoy!
    Cilantro Lime Rice in a bowl with slices of lime


This dish is perfect served as a side dish to accompany your favorite meals. It's also a wonderful addition to taco bowls!
Adding this seasoned rice dish to your homemade burrito or burrito bowls would also be absolutely fantastic!


Calories: 268kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 401mgPotassium: 99mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 360IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cilantro lime rice, Rice
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