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Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice

This Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice is an easy side dish to make that pairs with many main entrees. It is loaded with lime and cilantro flavor. All you need to make this recipe is 4 simple ingredients.

homemade cilantro lime rice

How to Make Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice

This recipe is super easy to make! First, start by cooking the white rice. Whichever type of white rice you prefer will work. We like to use Jasmine rice. While the rice is cooking, remove the stems from the cilantro and chop up the leaves as fine as you can.

Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the cilantro, lime juice and salt. Serve as desired.

Store any leftover rice in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is cilantro lime rice healthy?

Yes! Rice is a great healthy side dish for any meal. Plus, cilantro also offers a bunch of health benefits!

How long does cilantro lime rice last for?

Once cooked the rice will be good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store rice after cooling in an air tight container.

homemade cilantro lime rice

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homemade cilantro lime rice

Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect, easy side dish. It is loaded with cilantro and lime flavor.


  • 2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling lower heat and cook until all water is absorbed (about 20 minutes). Alternatively, use a rice cooker to cook the rice!
  2. While rice is cooking, separate leaves from cilantro stems and chop finely. Also, juice limes and set aside.
  3. Once rice is cooked, fluff with a spoon or fork then add cilantro, lime juice and salt. Stir well to combine and serve.


Use a rice cooker to cook rice if you have one!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 302mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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