Cilantro Lime Rice

Heather Haddo


This rice is literally in the "limelight" at gatherings, especially when I do a burrito bar. It's a great companion/side to a spicy main dish.


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10 Min
20 Min


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1 c
rice, long grain
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
*zest of 1/2 a lime
*the juice of 1/2 a lime (more if you like)
3 Tbsp
finely chopped cilantro
*water, enough to cover 3/4 of an inch of the rice. if you're familiar with measuring the water with the pinky finger method, that's what i do. if you've had success using the directions on the rice, then by all means use it.

How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice


  • 1Rinse rice. Combine rice, oil, salt, water, and lime zest. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook on very low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is fluffy.
  • 2Remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add lime juice and chopped cilantro. Give it a good mix and enjoy!

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About Cilantro Lime Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Collection: Rice Reinventions
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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