Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

Erin: "Tasted exactly like Chipotle’s rice. 10/10 recomm…" Read More


  • 1 cup long grain rice (extra, or basmati rice)
  • 1/2 lime (juice of)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh)
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
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NutritionView more



Calories200Calories from Fat35
Total Fat4g6%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Calories from Fat35
Total Carbohydrate39g13%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Erin 4 days ago
Tasted exactly like Chipotle’s rice. 10/10 recommend
Camille DeAnn 18 days ago
So good! I added a little extra lime after it was all cooked to give it a little kick
Gigi 26 days ago
Taste really good ! Added a bit more lime juice just because i love lime.
The rice turned out perfect! I’m serving it chilled with Ahi Tuna.
Regina 12 Aug
It turned out great. However I think next time I'll use fresh cilantro, it may make the taste better.
Jill 11 Aug
It turned out really good. It’s a good addition when making enchiladas, tacos, or a bowl. Easy to make too
Rice was still hard after cook time. I added water and cooked longer but it was gummy and still too firm. It was also too limey for my taste. I started over and just added a little lime and a little cilantro to my normal cooking method. There is also a Rice-a-Roni version of this that is great. hmmm
it tasted better because it was homemade and will definitely be doing it again!!!
Great! My family LOVES it!
Sally 24 Jul
Great, the only thing I changed was I used sesame seed oil, because I was serving it with an Asian dish!! Super easy, tasted great!
I Am Vegan 23 Jul
Great I would just add less salt!
Easy to make and taste just like chipotle!
Keke 3 Jul
Excellent! Next time, I will put a little less salt.
Jayne F. 30 Jun
I have a very similar recipe. The only difference? I add at least a teaspoons of lime zest. OM Goodness - it adds a lot!
Tina 26 Jun
I added a bit more lime juice, and cooked the rice in a rice cooker. Turned out well, and will most definitely make again.
Tang 13 Jun
easy and delicious! taste like chipotle
Hello 12 Jun
Amazing my family said it was way better than chipotle
Cooked the rice first on the stove with a little oil. Got a much “nuttier” flavor. Used a rice cooker as well. Fast and tasty!
Rachel M. 31 May
Great. Boyfriend said it was the best rice with tons of flavor, although I added in more salt and mrs. dash seasoning just for a bit more flavor.
tastes almost spot on to the real thing having worked at Chipotle. definitely great and easy to make.
Fantastic , love to make again
Kym K. 15 Apr
Fantastic! Family enjoyed it - Even impressed my hard to impress 20 year old son 😊
so delicious! best recipe ever!
Tonia 3 Apr
I will make this again
Kids loved it! They are the real challenge when it comes to cooking dinner
Great! Subtle side to surf and turf.
Quiring 13 Feb
This turned out really well. Enjoyed very much
Aly K. 5 Feb
BOMB!!!!!! Goes with any mexi bean dish!
Perfect, I used Basmati. Will make a lot.
Amazing recipe!!! Just like chipotle..maybe better! 😊