Lime Cilantro Rice


Easy, delicious lime cilantro rice goes well with salmon, chicken or turkey dishes. Recipe makes 2 cups, ready in half an hour.

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Lime cilantro rice
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-08-20, this recipe is for 2 people and takes 30 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 19-03-2021

30 minutes 2 people Side dishes
Lime cilantro rice


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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup (long-grain) rice
  • 1 lime
Lime cilantro rice ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Chef's knife + small cutting board
  • Medium-sized pan with cover
  • Zester
  • Juicer
  • Knife
  • Strainer
  • Small bowl

Lime Cilantro Rice

30 minutes 2 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Use your chef's knife to finely chop the fresh cilantro. Zest the lime so you'll end up with about one teaspoon lime zest. Squeeze the juice from the lime using the juicer into the small bowl.

If you don't have a juicer, you can use your hands instead. Slice the lime in two, then press your fingers firmly into the lime and rotate to squeeze out the juice.  

Lime cilantro rice
Lime cilantro rice

Cooking lime-cilantro rice -- 20 minutes

Fill the medium-sized pan with water, place on high-heat and let come to a boil. Stir in a knob of butter and 2 cups of (long-grain) rice into the boiling water. Cover, reduce heat to low and let simmer until the rice becomes tender.

This usually takes up to 20 minutes, be sure to check once in a while. Drain the rice, transfer back into the medium-sized pan and stir in the lime juice, lime zest and chopped cilantro into the cooked rice just before serving.

This lime-cilantro rice side-dish is best served with fatty foods such as pork or duck, enjoy!

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