Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef.

Cilantro lime rice goes perfectly with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef!  Our copycat version of the famous Chipotles.

Cilantro Lime Rice

sauteed onions, garlic, and rice

How to make Cilantro Lime Rice

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet. Saute the onion until it’s translucent. Add the rice, garlic, and salt. Saute until the rice becomes slightly translucent.

Stir in the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until water is absorbed about 15-20 minutes.

Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef.

Remove from heat and fluff the rice. Stir in lime juice, lime zest, and chopped cilantro.

Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef.

Serve and enjoy this Cilantro Lime Rice with your favorite Mexican dinner. We recently served it with our Grilled Adobo Pork Tenderloin.

5 from 2 votes
Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef.
Course: rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: cilantro, lime, rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: DSTR
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup long grain white rice (dry)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock, water)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat a large saute pan, or pot, with a lid over medium heat. Add oil, and onion. Cook over medium heat, until onion, starts to soften and becomes translucent.

  2. Add the rice, garlic, and salt. Saute until the rice becomes slightly translucent.
  3. Stir in the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until water is absorbed about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat. 

  5. Fluff the rice. Stir in lime juice, lime zest, and chopped cilantro.

    Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Cilantro Lime Rice - Perfect with any Mexican inspired menu! A few simple ingredients take boring white rice to a new flavor-packed level. A great side dish with pork, chicken, fish, or beef. #sidedish #mexican #recipe #fresh

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Mexican is our favorite food. This rice sounds amazing! Need to make it for Taco Tuesday. ;-D

  2. Reply

    Holy cow this is awesome stuff! Great with fish, pork, chicken, whatever. I may have snuck some leftovers out to work for lunch; shhhhhh.
    Dang, you guys rock!

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much!

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