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Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

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This cilantro lime rice is the perfect side dish to any Mexican meal. We especially love it as a side to tacos, burritos, or sweet pork salad.

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The citrus flavor in this lime rice recipe really shines through. Which means it is almost necessary to enjoy this WITH something and not alone. Our favorite? Tacos, burritos, taco salad… There are really so many options. You can’t go wrong with whatever you are craving.

The flavor of this rice is remarkably similar to Chipotle or Cafe Rio. Both super popular dinner spots here in Utah.

Recipe Features:

  • Easy Side Dish
  • Copycat Recipe
  • 6-Ingredients
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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Ingredients

All of the magic happens with just a bit of rice. I cut the recipe in half because it is just me and the little guy eating this meal, but for a bigger family you might want to double the portions.

  • Water
  • Long Grain Rice
  • Butter
  • Lime
  • Cilantro

I suggest trying the recipe as stated. From there you can start to adjust the amount of the lime and cilantro to fit your families tastes. You can also substitute brown rice for the white.

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Step by Step Instructions:

Here’s a little tip: The basic cooking instructions are on the back of the bag. I only adjust the ingredients after it’s done cooking!

  1. Add the water to medium pot. Bring to a full boil.
  2. Stir in the uncooked rice and butter.
  3. Cover and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  5. Stir in the lime zest, juice, and cilantro. Serve immediately.
cilantro lime rice recipe

Recipe Tips and FAQs

Take a look at that! Is your mouth watering yet? Throw some of this into your next enchilada or taquitos. There are just so many possibilities. You can even use it as a side dish mixed maybe with some beans, salsa, or guacamole.

A few more ideas? Get a little crazy and toss in some ham for a delicious ham fried rice recipe or as a side to my Hawaiian chicken marinade.

cilantro lime rice side dish

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This cilantro lime rice is the perfect side dish to any Mexican meal. We especially love it as a side to tacos, burritos, or sweet pork salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Add the water to medium pot. Bring to a full boil.
  2. Stir in the uncooked rice and butter.
  3. Cover and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Fluff the rice with a fork.
  5. Stir in the lime zest, juice, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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