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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Make your own cilantro lime brown rice recipe at home with just 5 ingredients! Why eat plain brown rice when you could have delicious, flavored rice?!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: cilantro lime rice, rice
Servings: 3
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or more to taste


  • Add rice and water to a saucepan and bring to a boil; then, reduce heat to a simmer, place a lid on top and simmer until the rice is cooked.
  • Meanwhile, add the chopped cilantro to a bowl, then pour the lime juice, oil and salt on top and stir to combine.
  • Once the rice is cooked, pour the cilantro-lime mixture into the saucepan and stir so that the rice is coated.
  • Eat the rice as-is, or in burrito bowl form and enjoy!


-Can sub any oil in place of olive oil


Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg