Lime Cilantro Rice


This cilantro lime rice is easy and delicious! Great with salmon, chicken, or turkey tacos.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 cups


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon lime zest


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make lime cilantro rice.

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  2. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in rice and butter. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

    Butter and rice stirred into boiled water in a saucepan.

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    Rice is tender after simmering.

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  3. Just before serving, add cilantro, lime juice, and lime zest.

    Cilantro, lime and lime zest added to rice just before serving.

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  4. Enjoy!

    mid low angle looking at a heaping bowl of lime cilantro rice garnished with a lime wedge


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

85 Calories
3g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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