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Easy Lime Cilantro Rice

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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35 m servings 234
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, ground cumin, and chili powder in a bowl.
  2. 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® Mexicorn® for added flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 234 calories; 4.1 45.7 4.9 0 512 Full nutrition

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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.

Made this for the wife and she love it

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 th...

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!

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.

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 se...

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.