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Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice

Make delicious, fluffy cilantro-lime coconut rice with this easy 6-ingredient recipe! It's the perfect way to elevate plain white rice and ready in under 30 minutes! (This recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan.)
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options
Keyword: cilantro lime, coconut rice, gluten-free, rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Capri Lilly


  • 1 1/2 cup Long Grain White Rice (or jasmine or basmati rice)
  • 1 cup Canned Coconut Milk (full-fat or lite)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Shredded coconut flakes, optional
  • 1 Lime, zested and juiced (about 1-2 tbsp lime juice)
  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped cilantro leaves (coriander)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt


  • Rinse the rice with water until the water runs clear. This is a necessary step and helps to make fluffy rice.
  • Mix the rice, water, coconut milk, shredded coconut, and salt in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Remove the rice from the heat. Stir in lime juice and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!