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Lime rice in a white bowl with handles

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro lime rice is a total staple at my house. I love to serve it alongside tacos or inside of burritos.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy side dish recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 235kcal


  • 1 cup extra long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro or more, to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Pour the rice, water, and 1 tbsp of the olive oil into a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil and continue boiling over medium heat until the water just skims the top of the rice.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  • Turn the heat off after 15 minutes and keep covered for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove lid and transfer the rice to a large bowl. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, the juice of the lime, and the finely chopped cilantro to the rice.
  • Mix well and salt to taste.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg