This easy cilantro lime rice recipe will feed your chipotle cravings, without having to leave home! This easy side dish is the perfect addition to a homemade burrito bowl or any other simple meal requiring an extra kick of flavor.

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

This cilantro lime rice recipe will cure your chipotle cravings without having to leave home!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 218kcal


  • 2 cups White Rice
  • 3.5 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • Juice from half a lemon fresh squeezed
  • Juice from half a lime fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro finely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Add water and salt to a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Rinse and drain rice.
  • Once water is boiling, add in rinsed rice, canola oil and bay leaves. Stir. Reduce to low heat. Partially cover. Cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let sit for five minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves. Fluff with fork. Then add lemon juice, lime juice and cilantro and stir with fork.



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 53mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg