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Cilantro Chile Lime Rice

Cilantro Chile Lime Rice

Cilantro Chile Lime Rice is a tangy, a bit spicy, really flavorful rice dish great on the side or ideal in a burrito or taco – simple to make

Cilantro Chile Lime Rice is a super simple dish that is ideal on its own or as an ingredient in burritos, tacos, or casseroles. It’s tangy and a bit spicy, adding a nice little flavor boost to other dishes, very versatile. I took this to a holiday party 2 weeks ago where we had a taco/burrito bar laid out. That taco/burrito bar makes an ideal spread – you can assemble something really decadent or you can build yourself a low-cal, paleo or keto meal … whatever.

In this case I made the dish from scratch, but it is also ideal as a use for leftover rice. Essentially, you’re blending the lime juice, chiles, and cilantro into cooked rice. Super simple. And it definitely is more elegant and interesting than plain old rice or Southwestern rice.

When I make plain old rice, I often make it with chicken bouillon rather than salt, using about 1 1/2 times as much. That’s what I did with this dish. It was really tasty and turned out to be a great addition to the burrito bar. Hope you like it!

Cilantro Chile Lime Rice
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • ½ cup mild diced green chiles
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 2 cups chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Blend all ingredients and serve. If you want to serve it hot, just microwave for 1-2 minutes and stir well.


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