Cilantro-Lime Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


3 cups

Updated: May. 11, 2023
My family's favorite Mexican restaurant serves a similar rice as a side dish. I threw this together one night when I was making fajitas, and everyone loved it! It's such an easy side dish and pairs well with kabobs on the grill, too. —Robin Baskette, Lexington, Kentucky
Cilantro-Lime Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a small saucepan, combine rice and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 12-15 minutes. Add lime juice, cilantro and nutmeg; fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 130 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 191mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.