This zesty Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is homemade with a few simple ingredients for the perfect side dish to any of your favorite meals made with aromatic jasmine rice.
Cook rice with garlic according to package directions.
Toss rice with lime zest, lime juice, olive oil and salt. Fold in cilantro.
• Toss in thinly sliced green onions for added flavor.
• Cilantro rice can be served as a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Make a double batch and freeze for easy mealtime prep.
This recipe for Cilantro Lime Rice is the ultimate accompaniment for anything from your breakfast eggs in the morning to making a quick lunch Burrito Rice Bowl or alongside a nice steak with chimichurri for dinner. And, the best part of all? This is a pantry staple dish using things you might already have like olive oil, salt, lime juice and cilantro and you’ve got a rice side in 20 minutes.
More than a side, it’s perfect for using to prepare your meals in advance for the week. Simply cook a large batch and save for work meals or back to school lunches wherever you enjoy them. If you’ve got picky eaters that don’t enjoy fresh cilantro, simply leave it off.
Only have white rice on your shelf at home? No problem, swap in Carolina® White Rice and cook as instructed with the garlic – find the perfect white rice water ratio on the product page!
Give this meal a protein boost by adding in cook black beans, red beans, shredded chicken or beef.
Add even more flavor by slicing green onions and folding in with the cilantro. Or, try adding in a touch of saffron with this recipe for Cilantro Lime and Saffron Rice. Need a new dinner idea? Try our chaufa rice.