Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

A delicious Cilantro Lime Rice made famous by Chipotle. If you love copycat recipes then this recipe is for you. Delicious!

Cilantro Lime Rice

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.

Cilantro Lime Rice

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?

fresh limes

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.

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.

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.

  1. Combine the rice, water, butter, and salt in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Add lime juice and cilantro and mix well.

Printable Recipe Card

Cilantro Lime Rice

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

A delicious Cilantro Lime Rice made famous by Chipotle. If you love copycat recipes then this recipe is for you. Delicious!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 277 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Jasmine Rice
  • 3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Cilantro, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice, or more to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 836mgPotassium: 81mgVitamin A: 310IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.5mg

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.

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One Comment

  1. Jeannine says:

    This Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is very flavourful and scrumptious. I love cilantro. And the lime just gives it that extra flavour.

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