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Cilantro Lime Rice. This rice couldn't be easier to make, and it takes your homemade rice to the next level. It's like having a Chipotle in your kitchen.
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5 from 4 votes

Cilantro Lime Rice

This cilantro lime rice is as good at Chipotle. It couldn't be easier to make and takes your at home rice to the next level.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 201kcal


  • 1.5 cups long grain white rice
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped finely and packed


  • In medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add rice and saute for about 1 minute, until lightly browned.
  • Stir in water, salt, and lime zest. Bring to a boil. Then, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed, about 11-13 minutes.
  • Stir in cilantro and lime juice.


Serving: 1/6th recipe | Sodium: 336mg | Calcium: 50mg | Sugar: 1.4g | Fiber: 1.9g | Potassium: 335mg | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 201kcal | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Fat: 2.3g | Protein: 4.4g | Carbohydrates: 40.8g | Iron: 2.9mg