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Cilantro Lime Rice

6 servings


35 minutes

total time


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups basmati rice, or other long-grain white rice

1 clove garlic, minced

2 1/4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

Finely grated zest of one lime

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 cup lightly packed chopped cilantro (leaves and tender stems only)


Brown the rice: Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan on medium high heat. Add the raw rice and stir to coat with the olive oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice has started to brown. Add the garlic and cook a minute more. Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Add water, salt, zest, then simmer: Add water, salt, and lime zest to the rice. Bring to a rolling boil, then cover and lower the heat to low to maintain a very low simmer. Simply Recipes / Elise BauerSimply Recipes / Elise Bauer Cook undisturbed for 15 minutes (check your rice package instructions), then remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork.

Stir in lime juice and cilantro: Transfer the rice to a serving bowl. Pour lime juice over the rice and toss with chopped cilantro. Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer Serve with chicken, steak, shrimp, Mexican or Asian food.


Serving Size

Serves 6


229 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat



0 mg


359 mg

Total Carbohydrate

43 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g


4 g

6 servings


35 minutes

total time
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