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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe (One Pot Meal)

One Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

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Quick and easy cilantro lime rice recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop. Fluffy rice, like Chipotle with zesty Mexican flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican food, one pot meal
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 People
Calories 173
Author Abeer


  • 1 cup Rice Uncooked, Long grain white rice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cups Broth Chicken or vegetable, Low sodium
  • 1 Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2-3 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro Finely chopped


  • In a large nonstick pot, add rice, water, broth, salt, pepper and mix everything together over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Then, cover and cook on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat but don't open the lid for 10 minutes.
  • Then, remove lid and add lime juice, zest and cilantro. 
  • Fluff it up with a fork and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 53mg | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.4mg