Cilantro Lime Rice

"Delicious rice dish......fresh lime juice and cilantro wake up your taste alone or with your favorite mexican dishes."
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Ready In:
3 cups




  • Once your rice is cooked fluff with fork.
  • Add lime juice, zest, cilantro and salt.
  • Stir well.
  • Serve warm.
  • Enjoy.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Cindy O.
    Cook all when doing rice? Using rice cooker?


  1. jrusk
    This is one of the few recipes that calls for cooked rice and is an awesome way to use leftovers. I used the white and brown rice from my previous chinese dinner and made it into this for my burritos. Chinese to mexican in 5 minutes. I never throw away leftovers so I'm always looking for ways to change them into something new. I added this to my burritos. I still have a little leftover. I plan on adding it to the chicken tortilla soup I made just before serving. The lime and cilantro are supposed to garnishes anyway. As you can see...I LOVE THIS IDEA and we do not waste food :)
  2. mommyluvs2cook
    I definitely recommend using a rice that has been cooked in chicken broth. Adds great flavor! Love the lime zest :) :)
  3. rpgaymer
    This is my preferred way of making rice, although I use brown rice. What's great about this recipe is that it goes great with Latin American AND Asian foods! It's especially good with any bean dish you may have, or inside a burrito. What are you waiting for? Make it- you won't be able to get enough :)
  4. kindcook
    This was extremely easy to make and had just the right amount of lime flavor. I made it with white rice but I'll try brown next time and see how it turns out. I made it along side Lemon Ginger Salmon (thought the lemon/lime flavors would complement each other) and it was a hit! Thanks for posting.
  5. Tee Lee
    What a versatile, flavorful rice! I'm not usually a huge fan of rice, but this really adds a lot of flavor to anything from mexican to chinese dishes.


  1. Amberngriffinco
    i like this.. I didn't add salt and lime juice is perfect instead.. call me odd, but I also made Green Cilantro Rice Recipe #108262 and I think I'm going to combine them both next time!


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