Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

Baked Cilantro Lime Rice is the easiest way to make cilantro lime rice! This rice is perfect for burrito bowls, tacos, and burritos.

Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

One of my go-to meals to make for my family and for other families after they've had a baby or are in need of a meal, is burrito bowls. I love grilling some taco seasoned chicken tenders, making my Mexican Street Corn Dip and Green Cilantro Sauce, and serving it with some homemade guac and salsa. Oh and you can't forget the Baked Cilantro Lime Rice!

Shockingly, the hardest part for me has always been the rice. I just haven't been able to make rice without it being sticky. Luckily, I've found the absolute best way to make amazing rice - in the oven!

Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

Ingredients in Cilantro Lime Baked Rice

  • Long Grain Rice - this part is important you don't want to use short grain/quick rice for this recipe, otherwise you will end up with mushy rice.
  • Chicken Broth - vegetable broth would work well, too. You could also use water but I like the extra flavor that broth adds to this baked rice.
  • Lime Juice
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin 
  • Salt
  • Fresh Cilantro

This cilantro lime baked rice has super simple ingredients, as you can see. As mentioned, it's important to use long grain rice like basmati rice, or just rice that is labeled "long grain rice."

I promise you, once you make this cilantro lime rice in the oven, you won't go back to making it any other way! I can't wait to make other types of rice in the oven like this.

Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

How to Make Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

As mentioned, this recipe is really easy to make. To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish, add the rice, broth, garlic powder, cumin, lime juice, and salt. Give it a stir and then cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until the rice easily fluffs. Lastly, stir in some fresh chopped cilantro. That's it - perfectly cooked cilantro lime rice!

How to Use Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Burrito Bowls
  • Burritos
  • Side Dish for Tacos or Enchiladas
Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

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Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

Oven Baked Cilantro Lime Rice

The easiest recipe for cilantro lime rice - baked in the oven!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 236kcal


  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth water works, too
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • juice from 1 lime


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x13" baking dish.
  • Add all of the ingredients to the dish and give it a little stir.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 55 minutes.
  • Fluff and enjoy!


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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