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How To Make Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to make chipotle’s cilantro lime rice at home with only five ingredients! This recipe is simple to follow and is the perfect for meal prep or homemade burrito bowls.


  • 1 cup long grain Basmati Rice
  • 1.25 cup water, for cooking
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice or juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Wash the rice: Place the rice in a bowl and fill with water until submerged. Use your hands in a swishing motion until the water gets cloudy. Drain the water and repeat until water runs clear, approximately 2-3 times.
  2. Cook the Rice : If you are using a rice cooker, add the washed rice and 1.25 cups water and cook.If you are doing this stovetop, add the water and rice to a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 10-15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
  3. Cool the Rice: Once the rice is cooked, transfer to a bowl using a fork and let it cool for five minutes.
  4. Add in the Garnish : Add the finely chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt. Stir gently to combine. Enjoy this as the base for homemade burrito bowls!
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Rice