Flavor-Packed Cilantro Lime Rice

If you’re searching for a delightful side dish that adds a burst of flavor to any meal, look no further than our Flavor-Packed Cilantro Lime Rice. This vibrant and zesty rice is the perfect companion to your favorite Mexican or Southwestern dishes. The combination of fresh cilantro and zingy lime will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Begin by rinsing the rice thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  3. Add the rinsed rice to the boiling water and reduce the heat to low.
  4. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork, then transfer it to a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add the finely chopped cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and salt to the rice.
  8. Gently toss the rice until all the ingredients are well combined.
  9. Serve your Flavor-Packed Cilantro Lime Rice as a delicious side dish to complement your favorite meals.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Flavor-Packed Cilantro Lime Rice is a vibrant and zesty side dish that perfectly complements Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. The freshness of cilantro and the zing of lime make this rice a delicious and flavorful addition to your meal.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Sodium: 294mg
  • Fiber: 1g

Indulge in the wonderful flavors of our Flavor-Packed Cilantro Lime Rice and elevate your meal to a whole new level. Whether you’re serving it with tacos, burritos, or grilled chicken, this rice will become a family favorite. Its vibrant colors and zesty taste make it a standout dish at any gathering. Enjoy every bite!