Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

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I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle’s. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.

I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.
Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

And of course, you can make your own burrito bowl, with my quick black bean recipe, barbacoa beef, sweet barbacoa pork, pork carnitas, or chicken ropa vieja and don’t forget the corn salsa!

How Do You Make Chipotle’s White Rice?

Start by cooking your rice in salted water with a little oil. Once the rice is cooked, you will want to fluff it with a fork, then add fresh lime juice and cilantro.

Do you use cilantro stems?

When I chop cilantro I use the leaves and some of the stems, the stems have great flavor!

I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.

What To Serve It With:

I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version for their cilantro lime rice, it tastes just like the real thing! Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.
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Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

194 Cals 3 Protein 35.5 Carbs 3.5 Fats
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Mexican
I am a huge fan of the rice at Chipotle's. Here is my copycat version, it tastes just like the real thing. Of course, I used less oil. Makes a wonderful side dish for chicken, beef or pork.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt.
  • Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 20 minutes.
  • Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Nutrition

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 194kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3.5g, Sodium: 280mg, Sugar: 0.1g
WW Points Plus: 5
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  1. Made this last night to go with skirt steak tacos and Mexican street corn. Big hit! Making again tonight with lemon juice and thyme. Love the texture! My new go-to rice recipe!

  2. Perfect bed of yummy for Barbacoa Beef (https://www.skinnytaste.com/barbacoa-beef/) with the corn salsa (https://www.skinnytaste.com/corn-salsa-with-lime/), some sliced scallions, diced avocado, low fat sour cream and watermelon margaritas with Tajin on the rim of the glass! (I cooked rice w/bay leaf and added lime zest at the end with the cilantro and it added just the right zing.)

  3. Made this tonight and followed the directions as listed.  I added the juice of a lemon and a half, a bit more cilantro and little bit more salt at the end.  We enjoyed every bit of it.  Thanks for giving me a place to start.  

  4. Has anyone tried this with brown rice?