Lime Cilantro Rice

Lime Cilantro Rice

Chris Beth S 5

"Easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos."


30 m servings 84 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.7g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the water to a boil; stir the butter and rice into the water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Stir the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving.
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  1. 500 Ratings


I cut waaaay back on the cilantro and that proved to be a good call for Hubs and me. Just before I served this I gave it a taste and thought to myself, "Uh-oh. We aren't EVEN going to like this...

I used Jasmine rice with the proportions of 2 cups of rice to 3 cups of water. I increase the lime to juice of 2 fresh limes. Fabulous!

A very light and delicious side dish for mexican foods. I loved the lime flavor. I used Uncle Ben's ready rice that only takes 90 seconds in the microwave, so there was no need for water and t...

We all loved this rice. I cooked it in a rice cooker and then mixed everything in a bowl. The rice came out fluffy and tasty.

I tweaked this recipe to get a little closer to Qudoba's. I boil the rice in 1c of water, 1c of chicken stock and 1tsp of salt. Boil for about 17mins, then remove from heat, remove lid also...p...

I make this same rice, but instead of long grain rice, I use instant rice - as directed on package. When water and lime juice (1 tablespoon per cup of water) are heating, I add about 1/2 cup di...

Very good flavor, very, very easy indeed! Just like the rice at Chipotle's! We used it the first night as an accompaniment to some Lemon-Cilantro Chicken, and fluffed and heated it up the next...

Eep! I've been making this for months and forgot to review it until now. Anyway, this rice is so good. Very light and yet still lots of flavor. Excellent flavor profile for all kinds of dishes, ...

VERY good rice & extremely easy to make. I love the rice at Qdoba & I was pleasantly suprised to find that this was *almost" just like it. There was a bit too much lime taste in it that sort o...