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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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 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 recipe 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 crushed bouillon cube to the water.

    Step 2

  • 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 more 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 perfect, zesty cilantro lime rice at your favorite Mexican restaurant? Well, now you can learn to make your own in less than 10 minutes! Pair it with all of your favorites or use it to fill any chicken or pork tortilla wrapped Rice Burrito or Burrito Rice Bowl.

This Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice recipe works well with more than just Mexican-inspired meals like this recipe for Mexican rice, too. Serve it as a simple addition to a marinated roast chicken or beef that can be prepared in less than 15 minutes. The cilantro adds some color to the 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, follow our guide with tips on how to make fried rice with egg and nail this classic recipe in no time! You can also learn how to make this great baked Chicken and Rice recipe as well!

Flavor Enhancers

One secret to enhancing the flavors in this rice dish is adding vegetable, beef or chicken broth cubes 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.

Want extra guacamole? Make it yourself and you can add as much as you want to your burrito or taco salad dish! 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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