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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Lil' Luna
This recipe tastes just like Cafe Rio and Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice! If you've ever been to either of these restaurants, you know how delicious cilantro rice is inside a salad, burrito, or taco. Now you can make this delicious lime rice from home! 
4.95 from 39 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 269 kcal


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • garlic salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Cover, lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20–25 minutes, until rice is cooked.
  • Fluff and serve warm.



What Kind of Rice Is Best? We prefer long-grain white rice, but you can also use basmati rice, jasmine rice, brown basmati rice or long-grain brown rice (add a few extra minutes of cooking time for brown rice).


Serving: 1gCalories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 105mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe, How to Make Cilnatro Lime Rice
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