This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice was the perfect side dish for our family taco night! My husband loved it and even said it not only tasted like Chipotle rice but was even better! When your down trying this recipe go check out some more great recipes with brown rice!
My oldest son is a big fan of rice but I have to admit I never was! I always added salsa to mine and felt like it needed more flavor! This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice recipe turned that all around for me! No more plain brown rice in this house again! Give it a try on taco night or serve it on the side of salsa chicken! Either way, your family will surely love the flavor this gives your brown rice!
Making Cilantro Lime Brown Rice:
Start by bringing your water to a boil then add in brown rice. Reduce heat and cover for 35-40 minutes or until water has evaporated and rice is tender. If you don't have time to cook then making this with instant rice will work just fine. Cook it accord to package instructions and then move on to the next step in the directions here. Once cooked then you want to add in oil, fresh cilantro, and limes.
A little tip when making this Cilantro Lime Brown Rice:
Depending on how much you like lime you can always add more or less. I love the bold flavor myself so served with lime wedges to squeeze on top. If you want more lime flavor try adding lime zest when mixing in your lime juice.
Need some dinner ideas that would work perfectly with this side dish?
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas: Slow cooker recipes are my all time favorite! I love making simple recipes in the slow cooker like these Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas. Little work and a meal my entire family loves.
Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken: Toss these four simple ingredients into your slow cooker for the best Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken. Use it in a salad, tacos, wraps, soups, or even in a Mexican shredded chicken burrito bowl.
Slow Cooker Enchilada Meatballs: These Slow Cooker Enchilada Meatballs are full of flavor and make the perfect appetizer or served them over rice for an easy dinner your family will love.
Rice is a great side or ingredient to add to recipes when on a budget. Here are some more easy meals and side with rice.
- Beef and Rice Casserole
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Lemon Chicken and Rice Soup
- One Pot Cheese Chicken and Rice
- Easy Fried Rice
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup
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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice (fresh squeezed)
- Prepare rice according to directions.
- When rice is cooked add salt, oil, chopped cilantro, and lime juice. Stir together until well combined.
I would love to make this, is there a way I can get this recipe? Thanks
Of course! You can get the print the recipe here, http://thediaryofarealhousewife.com/cilantro-lime-brown-rice-2/
Water, 2 1/2 cups
Brown Rice, 1 cup
Butter, 1 tsp (optional)
Salt, 1 tsp
Cilantro, fresh and chopped, 1/2 cup
Start by boiling your water and butter. Then add brown rice and reduce heat. Allow to simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes.
Fluff your rice with a fork when completely cooked and place in a serving dish.
Squeeze lime juice into rice and mix in chopped cilantro though out.
Garnish with cilantro and an extra lime and serve!
this does remind me of chipotle's rice! love lime & cilantro - so trying this for the family!! pinning & sharing 🙂
Thanks so much Amanda!! I really appreciate the shares and pins! I hope your family enjoyed it!
Totally reminds me of the rice at Chipotle! It looks amazing, girl!
Thanks Hannah! We loved it! And yes it totally tasted like Chipotles rice!
Tara at Lehman Lane
Jennie, what a fun way to spice up rice! This looks like it would be great with tacos. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you had a great weekend, Take care, Tara
Thanks Tara, I love this recipe! So glad you stopped by!
Thanks for sharing your recipe on Snickerdoodle Sunday. The combination of flavors sounds tasty! Pinned and Tweeted.
Thanks so much Beverly! So glad you stopped by and shared!
I'm going to make this the next time we have Mexican. I LOVE cilantro (fav herb!) and this rice looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
So glad you like it! Cilantro is my favorite also!! I use it so much =)