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Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

Cilantro Lime Rice | Chipotle Copycat

  • Author: Mike
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Steamed basmati rice seasoned with lime, lemon, salt and cilantro. Goes great with seafood or mexican food. Copycat Chipotle Mexican Grill recipe.



  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tsp salt


Rice Cooker (Recommended)

  1. Turn your rice cooker on and set to saute. Allow to come to heat.
  2. Measure rice and pour into a fine mesh strainer (affiliate). Rinse rice with cold water to clean off any excess starch.
  3. When rice cooker is warm, add butter and allow to melt. Squeeze in fresh lemon and lime juice, making sure to not let any seeds fall in.
  4. Pour in rice and stir everything together. Cook for about two minutes, then switch rice cooker off.
  5. Add in chopped fresh cilantro and salt. Stir everything again. Lastly, pour in water. Close lid to rice cooker and set to cook.

Stovetop Option

  1. Preheat a medium sized pot (affiliate) over medium.
  2. Add in butter and allow to heat, then squeeze in fresh lemon and lime juice.
  3. Pour in rice and stir everything together. Cook for about two minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Add cilantro and stir together. Next, pour in water and salt and stir once more.
  5. Cover with lid. Lower heat to low and return pot to burner.
  6. Cook for 16-18 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, TexMex


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked
  • Calories: 88
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 586mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Cholesterol: 7.6mg
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