Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice Copy Cat Recipe

Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice Copy Cat Recipe

This is the best Cilantro Lime Rice recipe. It tastes exactly like Chipotle's rice!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
Cuisine Mexican, TexMex
Servings 8 people


  • Rice Cooker
  • Measuring Cups
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing bowl
  • Chef Knife


  • White Long Grain Rice: 2 Cups
  • Water: 3 Cups
  • Bay Leaf: One
  • Minced Cilantro: 1/2 Cup
  • Kosher Salt: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lime Juice: 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Rice bran oil: 2 Tablespoons


  • 1. Add 3 cups of water to 2 cups of rice to a rice cooker (or a pot, if cooking stovetop)
  • 2. Add a bay leaf
  • 3. Cook rice
  • 4. While the rice is cooking, chop one bunch of cilantro
  • 5. When the rice is finished, add 2 Tablespoons of Rice Bran Oil and let it sit for at least 10 minutes
  • 6. After the rice has been sitting, transfer it to a mixing bowl and add 1/2 cup of the chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 7. Mix together and serve.


Keyword chipotle
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