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Cilantro-Lime Rice

My family's favorite Mexican restaurant serves a similar rice as a side dish. I threw this together one night when I was making fajitas, and everyone loved it! It's such an easy side dish and pairs well with kabobs on the grill, too. —Robin Baskette, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • In a small saucepan, combine rice and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 12-15 minutes. Add lime juice, cilantro and nutmeg; fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 130 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • brandhorstb
    Jun 23, 2020

    Very good. My family loved. I did not have jasmine rice, so I made it with basmati. It turned out well and did not stick together. We added additional lime to taste when eating. I have already made this twice, by request!

  • tkuehl
    Dec 10, 2019

    I love these flavors together, and it’s pretty versatile as a filler for enchiladas, tacos, burritos. Will make again!

  • justmbeth
    Oct 2, 2018

    Good alternative to plain rice.

  • lauramarielawson
    Nov 3, 2017

    Really good and simple. I used brown rice and added black beans. I will add more cilantro and more lime juice next time.

  • AllisonO
    Oct 16, 2017

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