Cilantro Lime Rice - just like Chipotle

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice is ready in just 30 minutes! It's easy to make, and tastes just like Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice. Perfect for burritos, bowls, or side dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 one-cup servings
Calories 244
Author Rachel - Birdseed Kitchen


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice about one large lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice and add bay leaf. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, or until moisture is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat. Let rice stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaf and discard.
  • Stir in lime juice and cilantro, and serve.


I used jasmine rice, but any long grain rice would work for this recipe.


Calories: 244kcal