This Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is about as easy as it gets to make. This cilantro lime rice is especially popular at the Chipotle's restaurant chain.
The first time I had Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice was with their Barbacoa Beef. Talk about delicious! I actually liked it so much that I made a copycat version of their Barbacoa.
Ok, enough talking about their Barbacoa, back to talking about this cilantro lime rice. I was making some Apricot Glazed Chicken wings for dinner and was looking for something quick to make and since my garden is overflowing with cilantro, I figured why not?
Needless to say, this dish is very easy to make and great tasting. So in the end, if you are looking for an easy to make side dish, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 9 out of 10 in my opinion.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice recipe from Chipotle (see recipe card for quantities): Water, Jasmine Rice, Unsalted Butter, Salt, Fresh Cilantro and Lime.
🥣 How to Make Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
Combine the rice, water, butter, and salt in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Add lime juice and cilantro and mix well.
Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
- 3 Cups Water
- 2 Cups Jasmine Rice
- 3 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- ¾ Cup Fresh Cilantro, minced
- 2 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice, or more to taste
- Combine the rice, water, butter and salt in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add lime juice and cilantro and mix well.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.