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Becky's Easy Cilantro Lime Rice


"This rice is great as a side dish or added to your favorite taco salad or burrito. Much like you will find in fresh-Mex restaurants."
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45 m servings 115 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (6 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Blend the onion, green chiles, garlic, and lime juice together in a food processor until smooth; add the cilantro and pulse until the cilantro is finely chopped into the mixture.
  2. Bring the water to boil in a saucepan. Stir the cilantro mixture, chicken bouillon granules, salt, butter, and rice into the water and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer until the rice has absorbed the liquid entirely, about 20 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 45 Ratings

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Note on the cilantro - Do not puree or you will end up with green rice. To avoid this chop by hand (do not add to blender). If you end up with "green rice" it still tastes great, but kids aren...

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This was just ok

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Note on the cilantro - Do not puree or you will end up with green rice. To avoid this chop by hand (do not add to blender). If you end up with "green rice" it still tastes great, but kids aren...

I enjoyed the recipe very much; my family ate plenty. The recipe is good as is. However, I did find the rice to be a bit onthe soggy side. I will try a few alterations to see if that helps. F...

This was a very tasty rice dish. I made as written, except using standard rice as opposed to instant. It was a nice accompaniment to the broiled tilapia that I had marinated in olive oil, lime j...

This was awesome! Just like the kind you get at Mexican restaurants!! I agree with some others that you need to *pulse* the cilantro in the food processor (added last) or it chops too fine. I...

Pretty good, but not the rice I was hoping for...still searching for the clone of Chipotles!

Fresh and flavorful recipe! I was looking for a rice dish using lime and cilantro to give a kick to our usual side of plain rice and this recipe fit the bill. I made it just as stated, except ...

This was very easy to prepare. I followed the directions and it came out great. This was nice and light. My young boys loved it. I will make this again.

Good! I had a recipe similar to this years ago and lost it, and I've been looking for a replacement ever since. This recipe is close. The flavor is really good. I would suggest adding about 2 ts...

Very tasty! I made this to go with a chicken dish and it was a great compliment: light, but very flavorful. I did leave out the green chiles for my children.