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10 Cilantro Lime Rice Recipes Everyone Will Love

FEBRUARY 03, 2023
10 Cilantro Lime Rice Recipes Everyone Will Love
Cilantro lime rice is an easy side dish that's a great way to amp up the flavor of any meal. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and is full of amazing Mexican flavors like cilantro and fresh lime. Whether you're looking to make a simple side dish or rice to add to your burritos, these cilantro lime rice recipes have got you covered. Best of all, these recipes are light, healthy, and full of flavor. So, let's get cooking!
Simply Recipes

Cilantro Lime Rice

BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Easy to make. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.
122
22,846
1,391
35 min
TOTAL TIME
224
CALORIES
$0.44
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Home Cooked Roots

Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice in Rice Cooker

This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is my favorite copycat Chipotle style rice recipe to make at home! You can make it in the rice cooker or Instant Pot in 30 minutes or less! Perfect staple to stock in the freezer for meal prep!
5
1,159
22 min
TOTAL TIME
208
CALORIES
$0.39
PER SERVING
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Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice in Rice Cooker
Life Made Simple

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

If you love Chipotle's or Cafe Rio's cilantro lime rice, you'll love this EASY homemade version. It's fragrant and flavorful—the perfect side dish!
4
224
30 min
TOTAL TIME
295
CALORIES
$0.74
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
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This Silly Girl's Kitchen

Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cilantro Lime Rice uses minimal and tasty ingredients and is the perfect side dish or base to any of your favorite Mexican themed meals!
1
12
25 min
TOTAL TIME
229
CALORIES
$0.42
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Life Made Simple

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

If you love Chipotle's or Cafe Rio's cilantro lime rice, you'll love this EASY homemade version. It's fragrant and flavorful—the perfect side dish!
7
32
30 min
TOTAL TIME
295
CALORIES
$0.74
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Simple Joy

Cilantro Lime Rice

With only three ingredients, this Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is perfect for all of your taco night needs. It is such a great easy side dish recipe!
1
1
27 min
TOTAL TIME
275
CALORIES
$0.53
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice
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Cooklist AI

Lively Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice

This Lively Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice is easy to make, better than any restaurant's, and a perfect addition to Mexican, Asian cuisines or burritos. The refreshing flavors of cilantro and lime combined with aromatic garlic make this rice an unforgettable side dish.
2
29 min
TOTAL TIME
178
CALORIES
$1.57
PER SERVING
Lively Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice
Directions
9 STEPS
1
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat.
2
Add the basmati rice and stir, coating it in the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice begins browning.
3
Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
4
Combine the vegetable broth, water, salt, and lime zest in the saucepan with the rice.
5
Bring the mixture to a rolling boil, cover, and reduce the heat to low, maintaining a gentle simmer.
6
Cook undisturbed for 12 minutes, or as per package instructions, then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
7
Fluff the cooked rice with a fork.
8
Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and pour lime juice over it.
9
Toss the rice with the chopped cilantro and serve with your choice of chicken, steak, shrimp, Mexican, or Asian dishes.
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It Is a Keeper

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is a bright and versatile side dish that will be a delish and flavorful addition to your fiesta. It is the perfect compliment to those spicy Mexican meals.
1
12
25 min
TOTAL TIME
201
CALORIES
$0.39
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Two Peas and Their Pod

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Make perfect cilantro lime rice every time with the Instant Pot. This rice is a great side dish to any Mexican meal.
15
10,465
181
22 min
TOTAL TIME
188
CALORIES
$0.32
PER SERVING
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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Kim's Cravings

Cilantro Lime Rice

A savory and flavorful side dish, Cilantro Lime Rice is easy to make either on the stovetop or in the instant pot and pairs well with any of your favorite Mexican entrees from fish tacos to chicken fajitas.
1
30 min
TOTAL TIME
254
CALORIES
$0.79
PER SERVING
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice FAQ
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