Avocado Rice with Lime

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January 31, 2023
Andi GleesonJump to Recipe

With a simple shortcut, you can have this avocado rice ready for the dinner table in about five minutes!

Avocado Lime Rice - Get this tasty side dish ready in about 5 minutes!
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It took me a while to get used to the switch, but I am finally used to eating brown rice instead of white. Not only am I used to it, I would even say I prefer the chewy texture and nutty flavor of brown rice in most cases. The only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that it takes 40+ minutes to cook. I did finally get a rice cooker a few months ago, which makes perfect rice easily, but it takes more like an hour to cook brown rice! Sometimes I don’t have an hour to wait for dinner to be ready, and in those cases I am in total love with frozen brown rice! Have you seen this stuff? It’s pre-cooked brown rice in steamable bags that you pop in your microwave for a few minutes. Voila! Perfect brown rice in practically no time!

Avocado Lime Rice - Get this tasty side dish ready in about 5 minutes!

I like to use frozen rice in this avocado rice recipe because it means a 5-minute side dish. You can’t beat that! This tangy rice is great on its own or added to tacos or burritos. I hope this will become one of your go-to recipes for nights when you need a super quick meal!

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Avocado Lime Rice - Get this tasty side dish ready in about 5 minutes!

Avocado Lime Rice

A few simple ingredients come together to make a tasty, healthy side dish.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, scoop out flesh of avocado and mash with lime juice, salt, and cumin.
  2. Stir in rice and cilantro until well mixed. Adjust salt and lime to taste. Done!

 

Notes

  • Be conservative with the lime and salt, and add more to taste. It’s easy to add more, but you can’t take it out if you add too much! (Ask me how I know…)
  • Adapted from Bran Appetit!

 

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Side Dish

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31 comments

Christy
6 years ago

This was good with some jerk chicken and spiced collard greens!

Laura
8 years ago

so delicious and easy! I used white rice instead of brown but it still worked well. I also added in a spoonful of light sour cream which made the avocado mixture shooter and creamier with the rice. I highly recommend!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

I love that sour cream idea! I’m going to try that next time for sure.
Thank you!!

Sharon Rankin
9 years ago

i made this last week and we loved it! Am making it again for my daughter’s birthday dinner. Thanks so much for a yummy recipe.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Sharon! So glad you like it!

Kristen
9 years ago

What a great side dish idea! So creative!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Kristen! So happy to have met you last weekend. Your talk was very inspiring! :)

Mary
9 years ago

Why don’t you just make more rice & freeze it in individual packets? A Korean friend of mine does this because they eat rice at each meal & there’s not enough time to always make fresh rice. Since I’m single, this is the only way to go:)

Andi
9 years ago

I’ll have to try that, Mary! I always think it will not be as good reheated, and they work some sort of magic on the packaged stuff. I’ll try freezing and reheating my own next time. Thanks :)

Lisa B
8 years ago

Cool it in a shallow layer on a sheet pan, then bag it in a zip lok and into the freezer. They make special bags now that can be used to steam food in the microwave.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

That’s a great idea, Lisa. Thank you!

Yvonne Curtis
9 years ago

If you make the rice using canned coconut milk it gives it such a great extra flavor point that goes with the lime juice perfectly.

Andi
9 years ago

I love coconut milk, so that sounds wonderful. I’ll have to try your recommendation next time!

Stefani Tolson
9 years ago

This looks really good. Love the flavor combo!

Andi
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Stefani!

Julia
9 years ago

Just found this recipe (and your blog) via Pinterest. Love it! Wonderful recipes and a lovely blogger :)

Julia
9 years ago

Best regards from Vienna!

Andi
9 years ago

That is so sweet, Julia! Thank you so much!

cloey
10 years ago

Hi I wonder if i did something wrong while i was making this..I saw the article if you add lime juice in dishes using avocado it wont change the color and stays green but after using 2TB lime juice like above mine turned not so pretty color to eat after I kept it in the container. (maybe I should eat this right away after making??) when I added it at first the color was like above in the pic but then later when I was ready to eat, it wasnt like that…What did I do wrong?? thanks!!

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Cloey. Avocado does turn brown after a couple hours, so this one isn’t great for a make-ahead dish. It should still taste OK though. I hope you were able to eat it, maybe with the lights turned low to not notice the color ;)

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Cloey. Avocado does turn brown after a couple hours, so this one isn’t great as a make-ahead dish. It should have still tasted good though. I hope you were able to enjoy it, maybe with the lights turned low to not notice the color ;)

Megan
9 years ago

It’s the avocado that turns it brown…
When I make guacamole I put the pits of the avocados back in with the guacamole and if I am not eating it right away I put it in an air tight container and before putting the lid on I put a layer of serran wrap on it making it touch the guacamole with the least amount of air bubbles possible then put the lid on and put in the fridge. It helps to keep it nice and green :)

Cindy
10 years ago

I made this the other night, so delicious. I also made it with a little coconut milk added, also delicious! The lime just gives it such a fresh bright taste, although I didn’t use cilantro as I didn’t have it in the house. Will try again when I have cilantro on hand. Thanks!

Andi
10 years ago

Ooh, the coconut milk is a great idea! I have some extra in my fridge right now and might try that. Thank you so much for letting me know how you liked it. Have a nice weekend, Cindy!

Jordan Sward @ Smile Sandwich
10 years ago

This rice looks creamy and delicious! I absolutely love cilantro, and this is a genius healthy way to add creaminess to rice. Love it!

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Jordan! I can’t take credit for the idea since I adapted this recipe from Bran Appetit, but I love how quickly it comes together with frozen rice. Thank you for stopping by :)

brandi
10 years ago

That rice is one of my favorites!! So glad you like it :)

Andi
10 years ago

Sorry, Brandi! I accidentally replied to the wrong comment a moment ago! Thank you so much for the inspiration for this delicious rice. Have a great weekend!

Anna
10 years ago

Happy I found your site ! great looking dishes

Andi
10 years ago

Hi, Anna! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me such a nice comment. I look forward to seeing you around :)

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