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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

5 from 1 vote
Fluffy brown rice gets an upgrade with a healthy dose of lime and cilantro!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or butter substitute if vegan
  • Juice of up to 2 limes, divided
  • cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt, or ½ teaspoon minced garlic + 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Zest of 1 lime


  • 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.
  • Leave the lid on and remove from heat to let it steam an additional 10 minutes.
  • While rice finishes cooking, roughly chop the cilantro and zest 1 lime.
  • Fluff finished rice with a fork. Add juice of remaining lime, cilantro, garlic, salt and lime zest and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately, and with a lime wedge if you feel so inclined. Enjoy!


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
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