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Cilantro Lime Rice

Serve this flavorful rice with chef Jamie Oliver's Chicken Tikka Masala. Photo credit: David Loftus and Chris Terry

  • Servings: 6
Cilantro Lime Rice

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2009


  • Sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, leaves removed and stems chopped
  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Rinse rice under running water until water runs clear, about 1 minute.

  2. Add rice to boiling water. When rice begins to boil, boil for 5 minutes. Drain rice in a colander.

  3. Fill pot 1 inch high with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to a simmer. Set rice-filled colander over simmering water. Cover with parchment paper-lined aluminum foil or a lid and steam rice, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer rice to a large bowl. Add cilantro leaves, stems, lime zest, and juice; stir to combine. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.


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