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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice has become a staple side dish in my diet as it is a low FODMAP food that is also a comfort food when my stomach is feeling out of sorts.  Have you heard of the BRAT diet?  Rice is one of the suggestions when dealing with an upset stomach.   It makes for a great low FODMAP dinner side dish.   What is your favorite version of rice?  I like it all ways and always!

Funny story: my youngest brother ever since he was a little would only eat rice from Asian restaurants, never when it was made at home.  My family always thought it was weird but we didn’t press it.  Once I started using our rice cooker, I could understand why my brother was so picky.  The taste and texture is SO much better than the stove top version.  There is some sort of magic that happens when the rice is being cooked and steamed in a rice cooker that you can’t recreate with a standard pot.  If you don’t trust me, trust my brother!

I always stay away from Mexican style rice packets as they are filled with a bunch of processed crap (excuse my French), high in sodium and definitely not FODMAP friendly.   My version of Mexican rice is much more simple: butter, kosher salt, lime & cilantro.  I promise you won’t have anyone asking for the processed packaged version after making this recipe!  This rice dish has become a huge hit among my family and friends.  If you have someone who doesn’t like cilantro, just leave it out!   I tend to keep the cilantro on the side just in case I have a guest that hates it.  This side dish goes along perfectly with a low FODMAP dinner like with my favorite fish or turkey tacos.

Rice Being Cooked in Rice Cooker - perfect side dish for a low FODMAP dinner.

Rice Being Cooked in Rice Cooker.

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Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Author: Fitfabfodmap
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A delicious side dish to have along any meal!


  • 2 Cups Uncooked Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1/2 of a Limes’ Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro (optional)


  1. Following instructions of your rice cooker, add water and rice and let cook. If you don’t have a rice cooker, follow the brand instructions. (My own little tip-rice cookers are inexpensive and make your rice taste like GOLD, trust me!)
  2. Once rice is ready, add the butter, salt & butter and squeeze of lime. Gently mix and add more butter and lime if needed. ( I love adding cilantro but if you have a cilantro aversion, no worries!)

Keywords: rice; rice cooker; fodmap side dish

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  • Ashley
    July 22, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    This rice looks perfect! My roommate would love it!

      July 23, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      Yay! Let me know how it turns out!

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