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Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice is a delicious and easy side dish that pairs well with almost any meal. This recipe combines fluffy white rice with fresh cilantro and lime juice for a bright, zesty flavor that's sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Cilantro Rice

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice (200 g)
  • 2 fresh or dried bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups water (360 mL)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (20 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 195
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 42g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, bay leaves, and water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 18 minutes.
  2. Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, and cover. Let rest and absorb any steam for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the bay leaves, then add the lime juice, lemon juice, salt, and cilantro. Stir to combine.
  4. Enjoy!
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Cilantro Rice