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Zesty Lime & Fresh Cilantro Infused Rice

A Refreshing Twist on a Classic Side Dish

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Zesty Lime & Fresh Cilantro Infused Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:204 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Elevate your meal with this vibrant and aromatic rice dish that perfectly combines the zestiness of lime and the freshness of cilantro. This easy-to-make recipe promises to add a burst of flavor to any table and is sure to impress with its simple yet bold taste.



  1. In a compact saucepan, heat the water with a sprinkle of salt until it is bubbling. Add the rice and a pat of butter. Diminish the flame to a low setting, cover the pot, and let it gently cook until the rice becomes soft, which should take roughly 20 minutes.
  2. Right before it’s time to serve, blend in the chopped cilantro, the juice of a lime, and its grated zest.
  3. Serve and savor the dish!


  • – For a healthier alternative, use brown rice instead of white rice, but adjust the cooking time accordingly as brown rice takes longer to cook.
    – To prevent the rice from sticking, avoid stirring it while it’s cooking.
    – The lime zest adds a more intense lime flavor to the rice, so adjust the amount to your preference.
Keywords:Lime Cilantro Rice, Citrus Flavored Rice, Fresh Herb Rice, Easy Side Dish

Can I use a rice cooker for this recipe?

Yes, you can prepare the rice in a rice cooker following the manufacturer’s instructions and then stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro after cooking.

How can I store leftovers?

Store any leftover rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, this lime cilantro rice is naturally gluten-free. However, always check the labels on your ingredients to ensure they were processed in a gluten-free facility if you’re sensitive to cross-contamination.

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