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Cilantro Lime Rice

With only three ingredients, this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is perfect for all of your taco night needs. It is such a great easy side dish recipe!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime rice recipe
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons) (see note)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Rinse the dry rice until the water runs clear.
  • Bring rice and water to a boil.  Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed.
  • Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice.



If you like your rice to have a stronger lime flavor, add more, though a little goes a long way


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 10mg