Cilantro Lime Brown Rice Recipe
If you love Mexican food, you’re going to love this recipe! We love the fresh tastes of lime and cilantro in this restaurant style Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice recipe. If you’re looking for a healthy filler for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas, this rice works wonderfully. We also love making a burrito bowl with greens, tomatoes, beans, chicken breast, and this flavorful brown rice. It’s so versatile and delicious and tastes just like the restaurant-style variety.
Now that spring is in the air, it is time to lighten up your dishes. Adding in a brown rice will help you gain some good energy and will keep you full longer. This rice also works great alone for lunch, or as a dinner side dish with chicken or fish.
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- ⅔ cup brown rice
- 2 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 cup water
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 lime
- Prepare your rice according to package instructions.
- Add the olive oil to the drained rice.
- Let the rice cool.
- Chop cilantro and stir it into the rice.
- Add the juice of one lime into the rice mixture slowly, mixing as you add the juice.
- Stir in the salt.
We hope you enjoy this healthy side dish as much as we do. If you’re looking for more side dish recipes for your next family meal, visit our Side Dishes section for inspiration. For daily recipe ideas, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and find us on Pinterest. Enjoy!