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Quick and Easy Cilantro-Lime Rice

One herb I plant every year without fail is cilantro…I know it’s a love or hate it one but it does add a lot of flavor to dishes, especially quick and easy one like this rice side dish. The cilantro is already in abundance in my garden so I thought I’d share this recipe with you. Serve  it with just about anything from beef to fish, and it even gives vegetarian dishes an extra boost of flavor too.



Cilantro-Lime Rice


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45-55 minutes
Serves: 6


3 c. cooked rice*
3 T. fresh lime juice
2 t. lime zest
3 T fresh cilantro, chopped

Salt and black pepper, to taste

* You can use white, brown, or jasmine rice.



  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro until blended. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.


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