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cilantro lime rice in black bowl topped with chopped cilantro + lime wedge + spoon and blue napkin

Cilantro Lime Rice recipe

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Say goodbye to boring side dishes forever! Cilantro Lime Rice, inspired by the famous version at Chipotle, will add a kick to any meal.

  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 cups brown rice or white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Rinse rice under warm water thoroughly and place in rice cooker. Add water to cover.
  2. Cover and set cooker to cook (or any method to cook rice will work).
  3. When rice is done transfer to mixing bowl and add juice of one lime. **hint: use a lime at room temperature and roll it on a cutting board pressing lightly before cutting it in half. This will give more juice for the rice
  4. Add chopped cilantro and kosher salt and mix well
  5. serve warm
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: side dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican/American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 592.3 mg
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.7 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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