Lime and Cilantro Rice

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Rated 4.5 based on 7 customer reviews
Lime and Cilantro Rice
Lime and Cilantro Rice


Mealthy Tip

To make this dish vegetarian, use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Ghee can be purchased in the grocery store, or you can save money by making it yourself. If you don't have ghee, you can substitute butter. The flavor will be slightly different, but equally as delicious!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 115 calories; 4g fat; 15.2g carbohydrates; 3g protein; 11mg cholesterol; 130mg sodium.

Full nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 7%
Saturated Fat2g 12%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat1.5g
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 130mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 15.2g 5%
Dietary Fiber0g 2%
Protein 3g
Vitamin A3% Vitamin C5%
Calcium1% Iron2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


4.5out of 5 Stars

(7 Reviews)

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Randall Hauk says:

This is almost too easy. Get a lot of flavor with minimal effort. Second time I made it, I doubled the lime, because I love lime. I know the flavor combination is classically understood to be Mexican, but this side really goes nicely along almost any protein and simple vegetable side. Seriously give it a go.

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Aja A says:

Great simple rice with the addition of chicken stock. Pairs very nicely with a grilled chicken breast or shrimp (which I tend to gravitate towards often). Added some chopped garlic because, why not? I also made some cheese enchiladas with a four cheese sauce that worked deliciously.

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Shannon Whittier says:

I added black beans to this and mixed it in with some chicken. Very good and healthy meal!

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Queen Foodie says:

An interesting spin on lime cilantro rice. I like the addition of the chicken stock and it adds a depth of flavor. I used lemon, wild rice and it turned out extra yummy. 🌿🍚🍋

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Aida Melendez says:

What’s ghee

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Pamela Cox says:

Served with skirt steak — so delicious and not overpowering at all!

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Jill P says:

I forgot the ghee but I thought it needed more flavor so I used twice as much lime n cilantro n added cumin n garlic.