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cilantro lime rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is an easy side dish that can go with chicken, pork or beef. Light and refreshing yet super versatile!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chipotle cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 whole lime juiced (about 2 tablespoons)


  • In a small pot, stir the rice, water, and salt together. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook 15-20 minutes or until rice is completely cooked through. (Once there is no visible water bubbling around the rice anymore- 15 minutes or so- turn the heat off and keep the lid on to steam the rice another 10 minutes until done.)
  • Fluff rice with fork and stir in cilantro and lime juice, to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg