Becky's Easy Cilantro Lime Rice


This rice is great as a side dish or added to your favorite taco salad or burrito. Much like you will find in fresh-Mex restaurants.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

  • 3 cups water

  • 4 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 3 cups uncooked instant rice


  1. Blend the onion, green chiles, garlic, and lime juice together in a food processor until smooth; add the cilantro and pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped into the mixture.

  2. Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Stir the cilantro mixture, chicken bouillon granules, salt, butter, and rice into the water and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the rice has absorbed the liquid entirely, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

115 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 115
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 55mg 1%

* 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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