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 Chipotle.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice - sauteed onions, garlic, and rice

How to make Cilantro Lime Rice

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Saute the onion until it’s translucent. Add the long-grained rice, garlic, and salt. Saute until the rice becomes slightly translucent.

Cilantro Lime Rice - stock added to toasted rice

Stir in the vegetable stock, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until water is absorbed about 15 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 the cooked rice from heat and fluff. Stir in lime zest, fresh lime juice, and cilantro.

Sprinkle a little extra chopped cilantro on top to garnish if desired.

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.

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

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.
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: cilantro, lime, rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 128kcal
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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the heat. 
  • Fluff the rice. Stir in lime juice, lime zest, and chopped cilantro.
    Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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Comments

  1. Reply

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

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    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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