Cilantro Lime Rice

Make Cilantro Lime Rice at home using Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice. It cooks in just 10 minutes for a perfect side to tacos, skillet dishes, and more!

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon, crushed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • This quick, homemade Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect side dish for your next meal. Simply combine seasoned Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice with freshly chopped cilantro leaves, ground cumin, garlic and lime juice, and you’re done!

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions, adding the bouillon cube to the water.

    Step 2

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Sauté onion for 2 minutes, then add garlic and cumin, if using. Sauté for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and fold in cooked rice, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Zesty Cilantro Rice

Ever wondered how they make that zesty cilantro lime rice at your favorite Mexican restaurant? Well, now you can learn to make your own in just 10 minutes! Pair it with all of your favorite dishes or use it to make delicious chicken or pork burritos. For inspiration, try our Chicken and Rice Burrito!

This Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice recipe works well with more than just Mexican-inspired meals. Serve it as a simple side along with marinated roast chicken or beef. Or pair it with a salad and shrimp or fish for an easy dinner the whole family will love. The cilantro adds some color to your plate and the zest from the lime will leave your taste buds craving more.

If you want to discover more traditional and savory rice dishes, start off with our Microwave Egg fried Rice. It’s a classic recipe you’ll master in no time. You’ll also want to learn how to make this crowd-pleasing 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner.

Flavor Enhancers

One secret to enhancing the flavors in this rice dish is adding chicken broth to infuse the cooking water. Though Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice is the ideal base for this recipe, you can substitute it with Minute® Instant White Rice. To save even more time, use Minute® microwavable Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, ready in just 90 seconds.

Pair this recipe with guacamole for a truly delicious meal. Make it yourself and you can add as much as you want to any burrito or taco salad. Mash a ripe avocado with a fork until the avocado is the desired consistency and add diced tomatoes and onions or your favorite pico de gallo salsa.

Don’t throw out the cilantro stems! Did you know that adding a few cilantro stems can add flavor to a dish? Don’t worry about peeling all the leaves from the stems perfectly, coarsely chop the cilantro and add to your dish, worry-free!

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