Cilantro Lime Rice (with Brown Rice)

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Plain white rice is not going to get the gang sprinting to the dinner table. If you expect to elicit any enthusiasm from your crew, your meal needs a base or side dish that deserves it – like cilantro lime rice. With better-for-you brown rice, zesty citrus and flavorful cilantro, this recipe will grab the group’s attention—and their appetites.

Cilantro Lime Rice with Brown Rice in Black Bowl with Lime Slice |

Makes 3 cups


1 cup brown rice, rinsed thoroughly and strained
1-3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 small bay leaf
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped


  1. In medium pot, combine rice, water, olive oil and bay leaf. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook covered for 40 minutes
  2. In large bowl, combine rice with salt, lemon, lime and cilantro.

Note: Want more veggies? Make this dish even more nutritious using cauliflower rice in place of brown.

Pamela Higgins

Pam Higgins, Certified Health Coach, AADP received her credentials from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. Pam is the Founder of Total Health Counseling, LLC and She is a sensitive foodie and focuses on teaching clients about eating delicious food with pleasure. Pam will show you how to access your blueprint for healthy eating and lifestyle so you can be your best. Pam healed herself from years of chronic digestive and skin inflammation by accessing her own blueprint for healthy living and helps her clients find foods that nourish + balance their bodies. Pam lives in South Florida with her husband, Heman and dog, Cali. Contact Pam directly via email at