Cilantro and Lime Rice Recipe

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Want a tasty side for your Mexican dish? You can’t go wrong with this cilantro and lime rice recipe!

Are you ready for a fast, fun, simple, and delicious recipe? In the time it takes to cook rice, you’ll have a meal to make your family happy. This cilantro lime rice recipe will be a hit at your next dinner party or night in with your loved ones.

Cilantro is a great addition to many recipes, and not only for its delicious and spicy taste. This leaf is full of nutrients essential to your health. It has more than twice the recommended daily allowance of both vitamin A and K per 100 grams. And like other dark leafy greens, it has a good amount of fiber and antioxidants to help clean up your cells and digestive system. If you’re coming down with a cold, cilantro also has some vitamin C, about 45% RDA, to help boost your immune system.

Did you start salivating when you read lime? Limes make the mouth water, aiding primary digestion, and the natural acid and flavonoids boost the digestion in the stomach.

So now that you know some of the health benefits of cilantro and lime (did we mention their vitamin C prevents scurvy?), prove their worth to your taste buds!


Cilantro and Lime Rice Recipe


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 and ¾ cups watercilantro_lime_rice_recipe_pic
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Put your brown rice in the rice cooker with water (you could also use a vegetable broth here) and let it do its thing.
  2. While that cooks, make the sauce for your rice by tossing cilantro leaves, a garlic clove, lime juice, olive oil, and a little water into a blender.
  3. Blend away and your sauce is ready in seconds. Mix it onto your rice and your meal is complete. Enjoy!

Got leftover cilantro? Give one of these recipes a try!

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