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Rice Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice

This Rice Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice is the perfect addition to any Taco night! This tastes exactly like what you get at Chipotle but in the comfort of your own home!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 225 kcal


  • 2 cups long grain basmati white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Add the rice, water, and 1 teaspoon of salt to a rice cooker.
  • Cook until the water has been absorbed, then transfer the rice to a large bowl. Most rice cookers have a setting depending on the type of rice you use. For me, I clicked the "White Rice" setting.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl and fluff with a fork.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro, chopped green onions, lime juice, and lime zest. Add additional salt to taste.


  • Feel free to rinse the rice before cooking it if you prefer. Rinsing rice removes that excess starch, resulting in grains that are more separate when cooked.
  • Most rice cookers use the ratio of one cup of rice to one cup of water. Use this same ratio to scale up when cooking larger batches. 
  • When following the rice cooker instructions, make sure to prepare the rice as dictated by your specific variety. You will also need to measure the rice accurately; most rice cookers will come with their own measuring cups.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 49.3gProtein: 4.4gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 391mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.1g
Keyword side dish, Vegan
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