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Simple and Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

A simple and easy rice recipe made with fresh ingredients. Simply make the rice as usual and toss with the fresh ingredients. Done!

Cilantro Lime Rice in a bowl.

I am smitten with this recipe. Any recipe that is easy and this delicious, sign me up!

I used the appliances I already have. If you don’t have a rice cooker, you can cook it on stovetop. If you don’t have a food processor, you can hand chop your cilantro and scallions and mince your garlic by hand. If you are in the market for these appliances though, there are links below in the recipe card.

Food processor with vegetables.

This recipe is easily adaptable. You can experiment with different herbs. Just remember to toss herbs in at the end for maximum freshness, color and taste.

If you really want to play with your food, add some spices in with the cooking rice. I like adobo seasoning with some olives like with Puerto Rican rice.

This is a great Summer recipe because it really goes with everything. Tacos, Indian food, use in salads. If you make this, let us know what you served it with. I am always on the lookout for great ideas.

Bon Appetit!

Food processor with vegetables. Ready to blend.
Food processor with vegetables, blended into a paste.
Rice with cilantro paste.
Cilantro Lime Rice in a bowl overhead shot.
Cilantro Lime Rice on a spoon.

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Cilantro Lime Rice in a bowl.

Simple & Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Cilantro lime rice is simple to make with a food processor and a rice cooker. Simply make the rice first in the rice cooker then make a cilantro-lime paste with the processor. Mix and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup lime juice

Garnish

  • 4 lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Place rice and water in rice cooker, cook according to your rice cookers directions. Mine is a single-button rice cooker. Some are programmable.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor, process into a chunky paste.
  3. When rice is done, fold paste into rice.
  4. Serve with lime wedges.

Notes

  • Folding the paste into the rice after cooking preserves the bright green color and fresh taste of the herbs.
  • Serve with your favorite entree like tacos, Butter Chicken or Palak Paneer.
  • To cook on stovetop instead of rice cooker, simply bring the rice and water to a simmer, cover and lower heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes, turn heat off. Leave cover on for another 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

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