Mexican Cilantro Lime Rice

Mexican Cilantro Lime Rice


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Skip that Chipotle burrito bowl and satisfy your rice craving with this homemade recipe! Fresh chopped cilantro and lime juice are the key ingredients to a delicious tender rice side.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • 2 C. water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 C. white rice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/3 C. chopped cilantro

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Bring the water to a boil and stir in the butter. Add the rice to the water and cover. Reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the lime zest, lime juice, and chopped cilantro until well mixed. Serve the rice with your Mexican entrée.

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