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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Make this cilantro lime rice for an easy and flavorful addition to any of your favorite meals! If you like Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice, you are going to love this dish! You can make it with white rice or brown rice and is great for meal prep.

Prep: 10 minsCook: 35 minsTotal: 45 minutes
Fat 2 Carbs 48 Protein 5
Yield 4-6 1x

Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (not packed)
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt*

Cilantro Lime White Rice

  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped (not packed)
  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt*

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of water into a medium-sized pot. Then, bring to a rolling boil over medium/high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cover for 35-40 minutes, or until water is absorbed, stirring halfway through.
  3. Transfer rice into a bowl and let cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  4. Next, chop fresh cilantro and juice limes.
  5. Once rice has cooled, add in chopped cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  6. Serve warm.

Tips & Notes

Salt: option to add more salt as needed. We actually used around a full teaspoon, but add salt to taste.

Nutrition information: is for brown rice.

*This recipe was updated on April 28, 2020

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 231 Sugar: 1 Fat: 2 Saturated Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 48 Fiber: 2 Protein: 5
Author: Lee HershCategory: Side DishMethod: Stove TopCuisine: Mexican AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: cilantro lime rice, cilantro lime brown rice

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