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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice makes a beautiful side dish pairing for most Mexican-inspired meals! Super simple and easy to prepare.
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Mexican, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings: 5 side servings


  • 1 cup white basmati rice (uncooked)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Optional add-ins:

  • Lime zest, sweet corn, jalapeno, green onion, minced garlic


  • Cook rice according to package instructions.
  • Meanwhile, roughly chop cilantro (stems removed).
  • Then in a bowl, add cooked rice, cilantro, and lime juice. (The heat from the rice will slightly wilt the cilantro.)
  • Stir well to combine. Salt to taste.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Potassium: 55mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg