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Cilantro-Lime Rice -- This Honest Food

Cilantro-Lime Rice

  • Author: This Honest Food
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Rice
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Fresh cilantro and lime zest add zing to this classic rice side kick. Gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free.



  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 3/4 cup organic long-grain, white rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp. gray sea salt
  • zest of 3 large limes
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil and butter over medium heat until shimmering. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  2. Add rice, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  3. Stir in chicken stock, water, and salt. Increase heat to high, bring to boiling. Reduce to a gentle boil, stirring occasionally, until rice is al-dente, about 15-18 minutes.
  4. Using a fine mesh sieve, drain rice like you would for pasta; return rice to pan.
  5. Stir in cilantro and lime zest. Season with additional salt or fresh lime juice.
  6. Serve warm, or refrigerate, covered, up to 7 days.