Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

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.

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.

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.

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Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

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

Directions:

  1. In a small heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt.
  2. 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 15 minutes.
  3. Shut off flame and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 6
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 194 calories
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3g
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