Scallion Cilantro Rice with Habaneros and Lime

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I made this rice with Spicy Garlic Shrimp for dinner tonight and my husband told me he loved me. I guess it’s true, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! The garlic shrimp will post tomorrow but this rice would also be great with Crock Pot Sante Fe Chicken, Chicken Taco Chili or Garlic Lime Marinated Pork Chops to name a few.

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Scallion Cilantro Rice with Habaneros and Lime

192 Cals Protein Carbs Fats
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Mexican


  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 habanero pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice


  • In a small heavy pot add oil and saute pepper on medium heat.
  • Add rice, water and salt.
  • Boil on high until most of the water evaporates.
  • When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce flame to low and cover about 15 minutes.
  • Shut off stove and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped scallions, cilantro, lime juice, rice and toss until completely mixed.


Makes approx 3 cups.


Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 192kcal
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 5
Keywords: Gluten Free, Vegetarian Meals