Cilantro-Lime Rice

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

A stir-in of cilantro and lime juice transforms plain cooked rice into a lively side that's an ideal accompaniment for Mexican main dishes, such as Chicken Fajita Tostadas.


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • Coarse salt

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil. Add rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is just tender, 16 to 18 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, and 2 tablespoons water; blend until smooth. Stir into cooked rice, and fluff with a fork.

    cilantro lime rice
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