Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice


Are you tired of the same old Mexican rice? I know I’m getting a little bored of mine because I make it with nearly every Mexican meal, so I decided to switch things up a bit. This recipe could also be called guacamole rice because it tastes just like so. I love it though because I always find myself dolloping a generous amount of guacamole over my Mexican rice all the time.

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Aren’t we all always on the lookout for a quick and easy, healthy lunch, one that isn’t boring. This rice is just what I’ve been looking for. It begins with brown rice, then it’s covered in a creamy avocado, vibrant cilantro and a zesty lime mixture. It requires minimal ingredients but together they create something completely delicious! Really though, if you say the word avocado, I’m in. I just love avocados! Lately I’ve just been mashing them up and slathering them on my toast in place of butter and surprisingly enough it tastes incredibly good. I think it’s safe to say they are one of the worlds best ingredients.

Healthy lunch or appetizer, look no further. This one you’ve got to try!


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Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice

4.67 from 3 votes


  • 4 - 5 cups cooked brown (preferably day old)
  • 2 medium ripe avocados (11 oz before peeling and coring)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 + 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small clove garlic , minced (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste


  1. Mash avocados in a large mixing bowl. Stir in lime juice, cilantro, cumin and garlic, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in warm cooked rice and serve warm.
  2. Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from Bran Appetit

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  • Jennifer: So good! Tried this over the weekend and it was marvelous! I even linked to this post via a blog post I wrote with your picture of it! Loved, thank you!
    http://allthingsmessy.com/2014/06/22/weekend-summer-fun/ June 22, 2014 at 7:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Jennifer! Thanks for your feedback! June 22, 2014 at 9:50pm Reply

  • Becky: I love avocados and brown rice so I’ll definitely be trying this out ASAP! This looks delicious! X June 22, 2014 at 2:37pm Reply

  • Medeja: New way to use avocados! I will have to try it next time :) June 22, 2014 at 4:39am Reply

  • Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com: I love the idea of making the rice creamy with avocado and I’m sure it tastes amazing! Brilliant! Pinning :) June 21, 2014 at 10:59pm Reply

  • Liz@Virtually Homemade: I absolutely love this recipe! I’m always heaping avocado on my rice at lunch. This just takes it one delicious step further. June 21, 2014 at 7:23pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: That rice looks, and sounds, amazing!! June 21, 2014 at 10:22am Reply

  • Kim: What would adding lime juice to rice water do? I’ve been trying to copy Abuelos lime cilantro rice to no avail. June 21, 2014 at 9:59am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would work just fine. I’ve never tried there version before but I do love cilantro lime rice. June 21, 2014 at 10:43am Reply

    • Maclaine: Adding the lime to the rice water might take away some of the lime flavor however, the main reason for the lime is to keep the avocado from turning brown and if the acid is cooked into the rice, it might not have enough contact to keep the avocado green. June 30, 2014 at 8:04pm Reply

      • J Smith: The rice is cooked first… I wish people would pay attention before responding to something… March 11, 2018 at 11:13am Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Oh yes please, I could eat this entire bowl! ;) Love the avocado and cilantro! June 21, 2014 at 9:53am Reply

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