Who doesn’t love Chipotle’s Cilantro-Lime Rice? If you’ve been missing this tasty dish because of the quarantine, maybe it’s time to try your hand at this easy copycat Chipotle rice recipe.

Even if you’ve never tried Chipotle’s famous rice, be assured that the lovely flavor combination of cilantro and lime pairs well with many dishes. So grab that zester, baby! Let’s start cooking!

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Mexican Cilantro Lime Rice on a Plate

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Transform boring, basic rice into something extraordinary with the addition of a few fresh ingredients. In this recipe, lime and cilantro are paired to create a classic flavor combination that brings added depth to your dishes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 105 kcal


  • 3 cups cooked rice Can use white, brown, or jasmine rice. (Brown rice is shown in photos.)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Fluff cooked rice with a fork and stir in fresh lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro until blended.
  • Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately


Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword lime, rice
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