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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! If you like Cilantro Lime Rice you’ll love this recipe! Serve it with garlic shrimp, 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

5 from 2 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 /4 cup


  • 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.

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Makes approx 3 cups.


Serving: 3 /4 cup, Calories: 205 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 3.5 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 144 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 1 g