Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in your recipe box
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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is one of those recipes that you need in hand since this is the perfect side dish to so many different meals including grilled meats. Besides, rice is one of the signatures dishes in our latino cuisine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican Cuisine
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Chef Adriana Martin


  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 1 tablespoon of cooking oil
  • 1 clove large garlicpureed
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro paste
  • 1 lime


  • Place a a sautéing pan in the stove and add cooking oil, let the oil warm and add the rice. Stir and combine with the oil.
  • Then add the garlic pureed and the salt and combine.
  • Pour the boiling water and add the cilantro paste and stir once.
  • Finish adding the juice of one lime and cook covered for 15-20 minutes until al dente.
  • Enjoy with your favorite meat.


The trick of cooking perfect rice is to use boiling water and to stir once or twice after you added the water in. If you stir too much or add too much water rice will become very tender and won't be al dente.