Gluten Free Simple Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe

Over the years, I have created an arsenal of recipes that would indeed fool even the pickiest of the non-gluten-free eaters in the group. They are simple to prepare and completely kid-friendly.

Our biggest party successes have involved a “build-your-own” food bar so the kids can prepare their own plates. We have tried all types of these “build-your-own” parties – tacos, pizzas, panini sandwiches, sundaes, and cupcakes. The kids love being in control of picking whatever they want and I love that every child can find something to enjoy.

Build-Your-Own Taco Bar

Tacos are always kid-friendly and will serve a crowd. They please everyone: kids, adults, picky eaters, adventurous eaters, the health conscious, and the not-so-health-conscious.

Place the following ingredients in the order listed below in bowls on the table with serving utensils in each bowl:

Crispy taco shells
Soft corn tortillas
Tortilla chips
Chipotle Chicken (click here for recipe)
Lime & Cilantro Rice (recipe follows)
Pineapple Salsa (click here for recipe)
Cabbage, chopped
Prepared salsa
Corn (such as frozen roasted corn, thawed and drained)
Black beans (canned; drained and rinsed)
Sour cream
Sliced jalapeños (for those who like a little spice)
Cilantro, chopped
Lime wedges

5 from 1 vote
Gluten Free Simple Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This is a quick and easy twist on plain rice. The lime and cilantro flavor is the perfect accompaniment to the Seared Chipotle Chicken. You can serve the chicken on top of this rice for a simple weeknight dinner, as well. One warning… you will be hooked after your first bite.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
  • 3 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 small limes juiced
  • 3 teaspoons lime zest
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt or more to taste
  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Fluff with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Simple Lime & Cilantro Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 426mg 18%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 4.4%
Vitamin C 8.7%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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