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Cilantro Lime Rice

Try Cilantro lime rice recipe for an easy side dish. Cilantro lime rice is so quick to make. Everyone will enjoy Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Cilantro Lime Rice
Servings: 12
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 3 cups dry long grain rice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)


  • In a medium size pot, combine 3 cups rice with 6 cups water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once you have a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until most of the water is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat. Add garlic salt and chopped cilantro.
  • Squeeze the lime over rice. Stir.
  • Add lid and let sit for 5 minutes.


*Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days. 
*You can also freeze the rice in a freezer bag for up to 2-3 months.  


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg