Cilantro Lime Rice


Rice cooked with lime juice and cilantro gave this 4 ingredient healthy side dish an amazing taste! Although I used Jasmine Rice with my dish, you can use any type of rice that is your favorite.






Cut the limes in half and squeeze

the juice from them.



Pour the lime juice into a

2 cup measuring cup.



Add enough water to equal 2 cups.



Pour the water with juice into a small pan

and bring to a boil over medium heat.



Once it boils add the rice and stir.



Add the cilantro and stir.



Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer

cooking for 15 minutes or until desired

tenderness then place in a bowl and serve.


Cilantro Lime Rice



  • 2 limes
  • 1 cup rice
  • water
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves loosely packed


  1. Slice the limes in half. Squeeze out all the juice you can from them. Add the juice to a 2 cup measuring cup.
  2. Add water to the lime juice to equal 2 cups.
  3. In a small pan with a lid, add the water with juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Add the rice and cilantro to the boiling water and stir. Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 15 minutes or until your desired tenderness.
  5. Place in a serving bowl and enjoy.





  1. I’ve been in a bit of a rut with making the same couple types of rice, so I’ll have to change it up with this! Thanks for sharing, Diane! I am always so inspired by your posts. Can’t wait to go to the store!

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  2. This sounds like an interesting recipe! We make lemon rice too but in a little different way by tempering oil with nuts and spices and adding lime juice to it before mixing into cooked rice 🙂 They both might taste different I guess.

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