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Cilantro Lime Rice is a perfect side dish for any Mexican dinner.
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5 from 3 votes

Cilantro Lime Rice

A perfect rice to accompany any Mexican dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: rice, rice dishes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 whole bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 whole juice from 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Place the rice in a large bowl. Cover with water. Swish rice with your hand. Drain and repeat 3 times.
  • Put 2 cups water into a pot along with rice, bay leaf, and salt
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes until rice is tender.
  • Fluff with a fork.
  • Place in a bowl and pour lime juice over rice.
  • Add chopped cilantro and mix lightly.
  • Serve while still warm.


Rice can be made ahead of time and reheated.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 35mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg