Yield: 6 servings

Cilantro Lime Rice

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice recipe is packed with color and flavor. It makes a perfect side dish for any Tex-Mex meal!


  • 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Add rinsed long grain rice to saucepan with water and a bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Once boiling, cover rice, and reduce heat to low (simmer). Cook for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Once rice is tender to your desired doneness, remove from heat. Add lime and lemon juice, salt, and cilantro.
  4. Toss with a fork and serve immediately.


  • Rinse your rice. This step washes off the excess starch so your grains separate more when cooked. If you skip this step your rice will end up more sticky (like Asian style Jasmine rice).
  • Measure precisely. Rice recipes are easy to mess up if you don't measure accurately. Too much water and your rice will be a soupy mess. Too little and it's likely to turn out crunchy, underdone or even burnt.
  • Best enjoyed fresh. Cilantro Lime Rice taste best eaten hot shortly after it's made.
  • Storing. If you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy reheated within 1-2 days.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    ½ cup cooked

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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