Cilantro-Lime Basmati Rice

Total Time
5 mins
25 mins

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  1. In a heavy saucepan, heat oil/butter over low heat.
  2. Add rice and lime juice.
  3. Stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add water and salt, bring to a full boil.
  5. Cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and water is absorbed (approx. 25 mins).
  6. Fluff rice with a fork
  7. Sprinkle cilantro.
Most Helpful

1 5

Not sure what happened, but it was a sticky disaster. I followed the directions exactly. I was pretty disappointed. Might try again just to make sure I didn't mess something up.

5 5

Delicious and easy side dish, which my daughter insisted tasted nearly exactly like Chipotle's. Next time I might add a bit more cilantro for personal preference. This paired perfectly with Cilantro Butter Tilapia Skillet Fillets

4 5

This is a pretty good copycat recipe. I added a little extra cilantro to mine though, probably closer to 3 teaspoons. I also had to use about 2 ounces more water to get the rice to a desired consistency. Overall, pretty good! I served it on steak tacos, using Spicy Lime-Cilantro Marinated Flank Steak as the marinade & as a "green sauce" on the tacos. Also topped with queso fresco & baby arugula. Delish!