Cilantro Lime Rice

So ridiculously excited to share this cilantro lime rice with you and claim it as one of the best that I’ve had.

Cilantro is another food I have grown to appreciate as an adult. There are many cilantro lime rice recipes out there and it never stood out to me as something more than flavored rice for a taco or burrito. I began to play around with this side dish until I had the perfect combination of flavors to make my mouth say wow!

Secret Ingredients inside this Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

The two secret ingredients that gave this dish it’s extra pop of flavor are the bay leaf and splash of lemon juice. The bay leaf gives the white rice extra flavor, while the lemon juice helps bring out more of that citrusy lime taste. Now, most cilantro lime rice does not call for green onion, but for myself it is a must have, giving this side more texture and beautiful flavor complimenting every component. Serve this dish at room temperature or as a cold side to any gathering for a side that will please a crowd.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt/ pepper


  1. Add the rice, water, bay leaf and salt to your stock pot
  2. Cook white rice according to direction keeping it on the firm side
  3. While rice is cooking chop the green onion and cilantro
  4. Remove the cooked rice from heat and add olive oil, salt and pepper
  5. Add to the rice the lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, green onion and mix
  6. Test the seasonings and adjust if needed
  7. Serve immediately or refrigerate
  8. Enjoy warm or cold
  • Category: Side Dish

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  1. i actually trust you on this and that it does sound like the best cilantro lime rice ever.

  2. ooh lime rice flavoured is a seriously good idea. definitely will be trying it next time i make some!

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