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How to cook Cilantro Lime Rice using Basmati rice?

Posted on December 28 2020

Cilantro lime rice is a combination of colorful cilantro and fresh lime to create a perfect side dish. 

Long grain Basmati rice is famous for its marvelous flavor and less starchiness. It stays a little dry and separated even after being cooked, so it is the perfect rice for cilantro and lime rice recipes. 


Long grain white Basmati rice                                       1 cup

Bay leaf                                                                              1

Salt                                                                                      ¼ tsp

Water                                                                                 2 cups

Lime                                                                                    ½ (juiced)

Cilantro                                                                               ½ cup, finely chopped



Wash the rice and drain it well. Add rice, bay leaf, water and salt in a pot and bring it to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid and bring it to a simmer. Cook for almost 15 minutes or until the water gets absorbed. Remove it from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, add lime juice, cilantro and salt. 

Your rice is ready to serve. 

Recipe notes:

If you want to save time, you can use instant rice. Just be sure to use Basmati, long grain white or brown rice and don’t boil it too much as instant rice is par-cooked. 

Nutritional Value:

Calories                                                           171

Carbohydrates                                               37g 

Protein                                                            3g

Sodium                                                           154mg

Potassium                                                       63mg

Vitamin A                                                       135 IU

Vitamin C                                                        3mg

Calcium                                                           19mg

Iron                                                                  0.4mg

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