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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

  • Author: Leslie Kiszka
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Fluffy brown rice gets an upgrade with a healthy dose of lime and cilantro!


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or butter substitute if vegan)
  • Juice of up to 2 limes, divided
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt (or 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic + 1 teaspoon sea salt)
  • Zest of 1 lime


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring rice, water, butter and juice of 1 lime to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Let it cook, undisturbed, for 40 minutes.
  2. Leave the lid on and remove from heat to let it steam an additional 10 minutes.
  3. While rice finishes cooking, roughly chop the cilantro and zest 1 lime.
  4. Fluff finished rice with a fork. Add juice of remaining lime, cilantro, garlic, salt and lime zest and stir to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, and with a lime wedge if you feel so inclined. Enjoy!
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: cilantro lime brown rice, chipotle rice

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