Cilantro Lime Rice

You might have noticed that I like coming up with or finding recipes that mimic those that we love at restaurants.  This rice reminds me of Chipotle which happens to be one of my favorite places to eat.  Now if I could just figure out their steak marinade!  Yum!  Anyway, this rice is super easy to make, and especially if you have a rice cooker.  If you don’t own a rice cooker yet, go get one.  Seriously.  I never thought we needed one because I didn’t cook rice that often.  Well, now we have rice quite a bit.  Fried rice, mexican rice, cilantro lime rice… This makes it so easy and it’s always perfect.

Cilantro Lime Rice -

Cilantro Lime Rice (in rice cooker)
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil, divided
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Add rice, water, salt and 1 teaspoon of the oil to a rice cooker. Swirl around gently in pan. Set the rice cooker on the white rice cycle.
  2. Once the rice gets done, add in the lime juice, cilantro and remaining 1 tsp vegetable oil. Gently mix and cover and let sit for about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Serve.

Cilantro Lime Rice (on the stove)
  • 1 cup extra long grain rice
  • ½ lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  1. In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt.
  2. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates.
  3. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes.
  4. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.
  6. Serve & enjoy!

 *Recipe adapted from SkinnyTaste

Be sure to make our Fresh Homemade Salsa on your mexican meal night too!

If you don’t have a rice cooker, you should definitely get one.  I promise you will love it and never look back.  Here is the one that I have and recommend…

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Shari is the wife of the most handsome husband. They have three amazing kids who are everything to her. She spends her days running kids to and from school, activities, etc. When she isn't in the car, she can usually be found in the kitchen cooking or baking up something delicious! Shari's photography has been published in many national publications, such as Better Homes and Gardens, Grace Ormonde, Knot Magazine, Premier Bride, and more.