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A bowl of cilantro lime rice next to a juicer and a bowl of lime

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect side dish for all your Mexican-inspired meals. It also goes great as a filling in a burrito or as a way to bulk up a salad.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican/Spanish
Keyword Cilantro Lime Rice, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 194kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • 1 cup rice uncooked, long-grain, white rice
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 15 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro fresh chopped


  • In a saucepan combine rice, butter, garlic, 1 teaspoon lime, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender. Remove from heat.
    A pot with rice, butter, chicken broth, and water in it
  • In a small bowl combine lime juice, sugar and cilantro.
    A large pot of cooked white rice and a small bowl of cilantro lime mixture
  • Pour the mixture over hot, cooked rice as you fluff the rice with a fork. Mix until fully combined.
    A bowl of cilantro lime rice topped with a lime wedge and a cilantro leaf



Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg