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Lime rice, or as many call it, cilantro lime rice. Perfect as a side dish, in a taco, salad, or burrito
Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
resting time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Cilantro Lime Rice, or just lime rice if you're not a fan of cilantro, is a perfect side dish to your taco Tuesday! It's perfect in a salad, burrito or, of course, tacos!! 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 227 kcal
  • 2 Cups Rice (you can use long grain, short grain, jasmine, or basmati)
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth (0r water and Chicken base)
  • 1 4oz Can Green Chilies
  • 1/2 bunched Cilantro-minced
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic-minced
  • 1 large Lime-juiced
  1. In a rice cooker or instapot, on rice setting, add the rice, chicken broth, green chilies, butter, garlic, and lime juice.  

  2. Turn on the rice cooker, or Instapot on rice setting, and cook like you would plain, normal rice.

  3. When the rice is finished cooking,  let it sit for a couple minutes to cool and then add the juice from one lime. Fluff and stir the rice a little with a fork.  

  4. This lime rice is perfect as a side dish to just about anything,  in a burrito bowl, salad, or taco.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 483mg 20%
Potassium 154mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.