Chipotle's cilantro-lime rice is a beloved side dish that perfectly complements their flavorful burritos and bowls. Recreating this zesty rice at home needs just 5 ingredients and allows you to enjoy its freshness and vibrant flavors anytime.
Let's dive into making this simple and easy copycat rice recipe. For this recipe you will need just five simple ingredients:
- uncooked rice (basmati or long grain)
- Juice of ½ lime
- fresh chopped cilantro
- Cook rice in rice cooker or on stovetop according to package directions.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the lime juice, cilantro and salt. Toss the mixture in the rice.
You can cook the rice on the stove or use a rice cooker.
This rice is best served fresh but you can store it in the refrigerator for several days and reheat.
This recipe pairs so well with so many different recipes! It's the perfect side dish but we love it in this 5 ingredient taco salad. You can also serve this rice with some of our copycat Taco Bell cinnamon twists. Ooh and don't forget to enjoy a cold glass of blue curacao lemonade!
Absolutely! Adjust the cooking time and liquid ratio according to the package instructions for brown rice to achieve a similar result.
Ensure you're using the correct rice-to-water ratio and avoid stirring the rice excessively during the cooking process to prevent it from becoming mushy.
Fresh cilantro offers the best flavor, but if unavailable, you can use dried cilantro. Use half the amount of dried cilantro as the recipe calls for fresh.
Consider adding a small amount of finely diced onion, minced garlic, or a pinch of cumin while cooking for extra flavor depth.
Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a rice cooker by following the manufacturer's instructions for the rice-to-liquid ratio and cooking time.
Chipotle Cilantro Rice Copycat
- rice cooker optional
- 1 cup uncooked rice basmati or long grain
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Juice of ½ lime
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
- Prepare the rice using a rice cooker or on the stovetop following the instructions on the package.
- In a separate bowl, combine the lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Mix the ingredients well and gently fold this flavorful mixture into the cooked rice.
- Serve and enjoy your zesty cilantro-lime rice!