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Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Bailey
This easy cilantro lime rice recipe takes a classic side dish up a notch with fresh and delicious flavors.
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  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • salt pinch, to taste
  • 2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest


  • Bring water to a boil. Add rice and salt, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes or until rice is cooked. Then turn heat off and allow rice to steam for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with a fork. Stir in butter, lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro. Top with additional cilantro for garnish.
Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg