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cilantro lime rice recipe
Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
18 mins

Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice is even better than the original! The perfect side dish to any Mexican or Tex-Mex meal! It has the perfect balance of zesty lime juice, salt, and cilantro. I even included directions for the Instant Pot!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: chipotle rice, chiptole white rice, cilantro lime, cilantro rice, lime rice, white rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 76 kcal
Author: Chelsea
  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups broth, chicken, vegetable, or water
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat add butter. Once the butter has melted, add the rice and continue to stir until the rice has a golden color.

  2. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes, or until rice is cooked through and tender.

  3. Remove the rice from heat, fluff with a fork. Add lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Mix together and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Rinsing the water is a very important step which removes the starch. 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. 

Nutrition information is calculated with using vegetable broth. 

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.4g4%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3.8mg1%
Sodium 80.4mg3%
Potassium 56.2mg2%
Carbohydrates 12.5g4%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 1.3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.