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

A delicious upgrade on plain brown rice. You'll love this bright and creamy cilantro, lime and avocado addition!

Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado Rice, Cilantro Lime Rice
Author: Jaclyn
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  • Ashley George: I appreciate your creative endeavor to make cultural food but this is not an actual Mexican recipe nor is it Mexican food. Its Mexican-inspired. January 7, 2019 at 9:51am Reply

  • Christie: Fantastic! I prefer white rice. May 30, 2018 at 3:54pm Reply

  • Lauren: Absolutely love this! We paired it with mozzarella and lime topped chicken and it was amazing! Definitely will make again! May 16, 2018 at 5:03pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yum! May 17, 2018 at 10:45am Reply

  • Molly: As a millennial who loves chipotle but can’t afford a burrito bowl all the time due to being a poor college kid this is a great (and cheaper) alternative! It’s so good! I’m typing this while eating it! I added chicken in mine and some chili powder and hot sauce to give it more of a kick! Thank you for your lovely recipe! :) November 24, 2017 at 4:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome Molly! Glad I could ease the wallet pain. :) November 27, 2017 at 2:27pm Reply

  • Erin Frey: I loved this recipe. Next time I would only add one TBSP of lime though :) November 4, 2017 at 9:22pm Reply

  • G Kichidi: OMG, this was soooo delish! Sauteed the minced garlic and added some hot pepper sauce for a kick, but otherwise, just followed the recipe. Definitely making this again. Thank you. May 4, 2017 at 3:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you loved it! May 9, 2017 at 1:26pm Reply

  • Deepa Garren: Great flavor!! Thanks for recipe !!???? March 19, 2017 at 2:57pm Reply

  • Caitlyn: Do you think I am able to substitute the rice with cauliflower rice? January 26, 2017 at 11:04am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I think that would be fine. January 26, 2017 at 11:21am Reply

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