Calming Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe for Anxiety

Cilantro Lime Rice served in a white bowl, garnished with fresh cilantro and lime.

Fight Anxiety and Boost Digestion with this Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Hello NutriDelicians! Today, I have a fantastic recipe for you that’s not only delicious but also beneficial for your mental well-being. I am talking about Cilantro Lime Rice recipe, a soothing and delightful dish that could be a game-changer for anyone battling anxiety and panic attacks.

Cilantro Lime Rice is a delightful fusion of fresh cilantro, tangy lime, and fluffy rice. This dish carries the refreshing flavors of cilantro and the zingy kick of lime, a combination that works wonderfully to not just tantalize your taste buds but also to provide profound benefits for your mental health. As simple as it may sound, this dish is a powerhouse of nutritional goodness.

In today’s fast-paced life, anxiety has become a common issue. It’s more important than ever to address this problem with every means possible, including through our diet. This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe aims to do just that. As you savor this meal, you’re also doing a favor for your mind and body, combating anxiety, and aiding in digestion.

Cilantro Lime Rice served in a white bowl, garnished with fresh cilantro and lime.

Calming Cilantro Lime Rice

This Cilantro Lime Rice is a perfect blend of taste and health. It is a delicious solution to help manage anxiety and promote better digestion. Easy to prepare, this dish brings a burst of fresh flavors to your table and tranquility to your mind.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 210 kcal



  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Lime
  • 1 Cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • Salt To Taste


  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. This helps to remove excess starch and makes the rice fluffy.
  • In a large saucepan, add water and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the rinsed rice, reduce the heat, cover the saucepan, and let it simmer until the rice is cooked and the water is completely absorbed. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and set it aside to cool slightly.
  • In the meantime, chop your cilantro leaves finely and zest and juice your lime.
  • Mix the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, and chopped cilantro in a bowl.
  • Pour this mixture over the cooked rice, add salt to taste, and mix well to combine.
  • Your Cilantro Lime Rice is ready to serve. Enjoy it hot for maximum flavor.


Serving: 200gCalories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 4gFat: 2.5gSodium: 10mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword Anxiety-Relief, Cilantro Lime Rice, Digestive Aid, Gluten-Free, Quick and Easy, Vegan
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  • Nutrition Facts

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories210
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat2.5 g3.47%
  • Sodium10 mg0.43%
  • Total Carbohydrate45 g16.36%
  • Dietary Fiber1 g3.57%
  • Total Sugars1 g
  • Protein4 g8%

Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Benefits

This dish is a perfect to help manage anxiety. Cilantro is known for its anxiety-relieving properties. It’s a natural calming agent, helping to improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Lime, on the other hand, contains vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that can reduce inflammation in the brain, thereby easing anxiety.

In addition to anxiety relief, this dish aids in digestion. The fibers in the rice and the essential oils in cilantro help stimulate the digestive system, aiding in better digestion. This dish is a fantastic choice for a regular weekday meal or even for a dinner party. It’s also an excellent option to pack for a picnic or potluck.

This Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is beneficial for people dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, and those who require aid in digestion. It is also suitable for vegans and individuals on a gluten-free diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Cilantro be replaced with something else?

Maybe you want to do another variation of this recipe, or if you are not a fan of cilantro, you can substitute it with chopped fresh parsley or try a blend of other herbs such as chives, dill, mint, and basil.

Is it okay to eat cilantro lime rice daily?

In general, cilantro is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth in food amounts. However, it is important to note that everyone’s dietary needs and tolerances are different. The advice is that you eat sensibly and moderately.

Does cilantro taste good cooked?

When enjoyed fresh, cilantro has a pungent, bright, and slightly tart taste, with peppery and lemony notes. However, cilantro’s flavor is greatly diminished when it’s cooked or dried, retaining only a fraction of its fresh flavor.

That being said, cilantro can still be used in cooked dishes to add a subtle flavor. There are many recipes that incorporate cooked cilantro, such as Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Cilantro Potatoes, and Quick Cilantro Chicken. So, whether cilantro tastes good cooked or not is a matter of personal preference.

Simply Note

Before we sign off, don’t forget that you have the opportunity to download the free NutriDelicious series by subscribing to our website. It’s a series of selected menus for specific health targets, written in series and applicable for weekly dietary programming. This Cilantro Lime Rice is one among many of those wonderful recipes you’ll find in the series.

There you have it, NutriDelicians. A delightful and nutritious dish that is as easy to prepare as it is beneficial. I hope you enjoy making and eating this Cilantro Lime Rice as much as I did. Remember, food is not just about satiating our hunger; it is about nourishing our body and soul. Bon appétit!

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dr. R. Hakeem
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