Cilantro Lime Rice is the Perfect Side Dish to all of Your Favorite Meals. I make cilantro lime rice about once a week. We love it and it is pretty much my go to rice especially with any Mexican dish.
One of our favorite dishes to serve with cilantro lime rice is Parsley Chicken. It also is the perfect pairing for Cafe Rio Sweet Pork. The rice is versatile and delicious. You can serve it with almost anything.
This recipe for lime cilantro rice is very similar to the rice they serve at Chipotle. It is also great made with brown rice too. Just needs to cook a little longer.
All that is required for this recipe is rice (I use jasmine or basmati), some water, a cilantro and a lime. I could make this rice in my sleep I make it so often.
Just cook up the rice as you normally would. After it is cooked I squeeze in the juice of one lime or half a lime if it is a big one. I like my rice limey!
The add in some chopped cilantro and salt and you are good to go.
Stir to incorporate cilantro and fluff with a fork.
We eat this rice weekly at our house and now that we are empty nesters I freeze the leftovers and it heats up great in the microwave.
For other yummy rice recipes try these:
Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Cilantro Lime Rice
- 2 tsp fresh cilantro
- 1 C white basmati rice
- 2 C water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- juice of 1 lime
- Bring water to boil, add rice.
- Add lid and cook until done.
- Add in juice of lime, salt and cilantro.
- Stir to incorporate and fluff with fork.