Lime and Cilantro Rice

Cilantro and Lime Rice

Hi everyone,

I am going on vacation this week, so I invited some of my blogger friends to guest post for me while I’m away. I won’t be able to visit your blogs or approve comments, but I promise I will visit you and read your comments as soon as I get back.

I’m looking forward to getting your feedback about all the guest posts! Thank you.

Now, I want to share with you a simple, but delicious Lime and Cilantro Rice recipe. Buen Provecho!



  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter
  • Salt
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, and garlic and cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon to coat well, and cook for 1 minute. In a small bowl add the finely chopped cilantro, cumin, zest and lime juice.
  3. Add the water, cilantro mixture and salt. Bring to a boil, stir and decrease the heat to low.
  4. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
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  1. says

    Love lime & cilantro together!

    I’ll be doing 7 posts from the ‘Baked’ Cookbook from 8/8 to 8/14. Haven’t decided the giveaway yet. Part of the rules are to comment on the 7 posts. If you’re not around, maybe you can ask someone to comment for you…

    Have a wonderful vacation…rest up dear blooger friend Erica!

  2. Lauren says

    I just made this recipe tonight and I love it!! I had some leftover cilantro and before it went bad I didn’t want it to go to waist. So I googled a recipe for rice with cilantro, Colombian style and I came across your site!! I’m so happy that I found your site because my boyfriend is from Cali, Colombia!! I want to start cooking Colombian food for him and his family. I want to impress them one day and I think your site will help me do that! You have amazing recipes and I can’t wait to try the coconut rice and the butternut coconut soup next! Coconut is my fav! Thanks Erica

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