I was inspired to create this recipe after a major retailer stopped carrying a favorite boxed version of cilantro lime rice mix, leaving a hole in my rotation of meals. My version is budget friendly and has a fresher taste and aroma than the boxed version, and I hope others enjoy it.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, ground cumin, and chili powder in a bowl.

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  • Bring water to a boil over high heat. Stir in rice and salt. Reduce heat and cover; simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro mixture and Mexican-style corn; simmer over low heat, covered, until corn is heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You may process the cilantro lime mixture in a blender; this will make your rice green.

Stir in half of a drained can of Green Giant(R) Mexicorn(R) for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 512.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2017
This is so delicious and goes very well with tacos. It is easy to throw together, especially when you do like me and cheat by using ready rice. I left out the corn. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2020
7.10.20 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/259296/easy-lime-cilantro-rice/ ... I don't see the big attraction to this recipe. 'Only change was white rice instead of basmati. Pretty dish. Read More
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2017
This is so delicious and goes very well with tacos. It is easy to throw together, especially when you do like me and cheat by using ready rice. I left out the corn. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2017
Made this for the wife and she love it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2018
I made this with fajitas and it was very good but I wasn't able to use fresh cilantro since the Meijer by my house was out so I used the cilantro seasoning and although I didn't really like the texture it tasted so good. I'm looking forward to making this again with the fresh cilantro. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
Its FIREEE!!!! I made this as a side dish for one of my meal plans that I got from this girl and her cilantro lime rice recipe look good but it was just the cilantro and rice and lime with no seasoning. I figure it will be bland so I tried to find another one and stumbled across this one. First time making it and it was so good all the seasoning proportions are just right! I added a little bit more chili powder because I like things spicier but this is a keeper for sure Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2019
This was well liked by my family! I omitted the corn since I didn't have any mexican style & I add the zest from 1 lime. Very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2018
I was very surprised how moist the rice turned out. I followed the recipe and didn't add anything extra. It was better than the bland rice we were used to. My husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Delicious! I made this to go in burritos and it was very good. Will make it again as a side dish. Would go well with bbq d chicken or salmon. Might have to double the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2020
Cilantro was a bit over powering. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2020
7.10.20 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/259296/easy-lime-cilantro-rice/ ... I don't see the big attraction to this recipe. 'Only change was white rice instead of basmati. Pretty dish. Read More
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