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.
Yield: 4 servings
4.94 from 15 votes

Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 280mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0.1g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 5