Cilantro and Lime Infused Rice


Elevate your meal with our Cilantro and Lime Infused Rice. This fragrant dish combines the zesty flavors of fresh lime with the herbal freshness of cilantro, infusing each grain of rice with a burst of flavor. It's a simple yet elegant side that pairs wonderfully with a variety of main dishes.

Cilantro and Lime Infused Rice

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup


  • Long-grain white rice: 250 grams (8.8 ounces)
  • Water or chicken/vegetable broth: 500 ml (17 ounces)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped: 30 grams (1 ounce)
  • Lime zest: from 2 limes
  • Lime juice: 30 ml (1 ounce)
  • Olive oil: 15 ml (0.5 ounce)
  • Salt: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a pot, bring water or broth to a boil. Add the rice, olive oil, and salt.
  3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in lime zest, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.
  5. Fluff with a fork and serve warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For added depth, sauté the rice in olive oil before adding the liquid.
  • Substitute lime with lemon for a different citrus twist.
  • Pair this rice with grilled fish, chicken, or vegetables for a complete meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use brown rice instead? Yes, but adjust cooking time as brown rice takes longer to cook.
  • How can I store leftover rice? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can I make this rice in a rice cooker? Absolutely! Follow your rice cooker's instructions for water to rice ratio.