Cilantro Lime Rice

Three simple ingredients. Cilantro, lime and rice. Doesn’t get much more simple than that! What makes this recipe unique is the use of jasmine rice. I bought President’s Choice Jasmine Rice because it was cheaper than Uncle Ben’s. Turns out, PC’s rice is so much better! The earthy aromas filled my senses the moment I opened the bag. That is when I knew I made the right decision.


This is a great side dish to accompany tacos or fajitas. Next Monday, I will be posting a slow cooked chicken taco recipe that pairs perfectly with this rice so keep an eye out.

What you need:

  • (2) cups jasmine rice
  • (3) limes
  • 1/2 chopped cilantro



  • Bring rice and 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil
  • Add salt to taste (optional)
  • Cook on high until water boils and reduce heat. Cover and cook for another 11 minutes. Stir constantly.
  • When you have 5 minutes left, add the zest and juice of 2 limes to the rice
  • Stir in cilantro just before you remove from heat
  • Allow 5 minutes to cool
  • Cut remaining lime into 8 slices for garnish
  •  This recipe serves 8



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