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Cilantro and Lime Rice

Lime and Cilantro Rice

Erica Dinho
5 from 14 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter
  • Salt
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a medium pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions, and garlic and cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 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.
  • Add the water, cilantro mixture and salt. Bring to a boil, stir and decrease the heat to low.
  • Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  • Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
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