Delicious & Zesty Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Mar 25, 2020

This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe was submitted by one of my neighbors from the Nextdoor App. We’ve all been sharing recipes as we’re spending time at home while being quarantined and I encouraged them to submit their recipes on my site to share. This sounds like a delicious and zesty side dish that would go perfect with a simple grilled marinated chicken breast or some tasty tacos!

Simple Ingredients Make This Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Incredibly Easy To Make

  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Salt



Cilantro Lime Rice

This is a delicious side dish with Mexican food best served with enchiladas, black beans, and Mexican Cesar salad. Tastes greet in a burrito with your other favorite ingredients.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Ayo Alabi
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword: Mexican Rice


  • 3 Cups white rice long grain
  • 2 tbs cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbs butter melted
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • .5 tsp Salt to taste
  • 1 whole lime juiced, can use zest also


  • Mix juice, melted butter, garlic, and cilantro in a bowl
  • Place rice in cooking pot or rice cooker with olive oil
  • Coat the rice with oil
  • Pour cilantro mixture into rice and mix well
  • Add salt water according to your cooking pot or rice cooker
  • Cook rice le you would normally cook rice


Make it a complete meal by serving with grilled marinated chicken!
Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 139IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Recipe Creator Ayo  Alabi

I’m a wife, mother, sister, and daughter, which is where my life of cooking comes from. Being the youngest of five, I wanted to make sure that I can cook just like my grandmother, mom, and sisters. I love inventing recipes based on my palate even if it means that my food is eclectic. Working from home and home-schooling has given the motivation to get back into developing recipes. I love working on Southern Soul food, Mexican food, Chinese stirfry dishes, and African dishes.


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