This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is going to be a new family favorite! The rice has a subtle hint of lime and cilantro, but nothing too overpowering. We love to serve it with or along side Cafe Rio sweet pork, cilantro lime dressing, and Cafe Rio style black beans

A bowl of Cilantro Lime Rice with a lime wedge on top.

Ingredients to make Cilantro Lime Rice

To make this easy cilantro lime rice, you’ll need:

  • Long grain white rice – can use Jasmine rice too for a more fragrant flavor.
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice

A saucepan full of Cilantro Lime Rice.

How to make Cilantro Lime Rice

In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Once boiling add the rice and salt. Stir to combine. Return to a boil.

Once it is a rolling boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer the rice for 15 minutes.

Remove from heat and keep covered for 2 minutes.

Fluff the rice with a fork then stir in the oil, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and orange juice.

Serve warm!

A bowl of Cilantro Lime Rice with half of a lime in the bowl for garnish.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Delicous homemade cilantro lime rice tastes just like your favorite restaurants!
prep time 10 mins
cook time 15 mins
total time 25 mins
servings: 4 servings
calories: 201kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Once boiling add the rice and salt. Stir to combine.
  • Return to a boil. Once it is a rolling boil reduce to a simmer and simmer rice for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, keep covered for 2 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • Stir in the oil, cilantro, lime juice, and orange juice. Serve!
Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 590mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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