Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe -
Copycat Chipotle(R) Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice

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"This recipe is a great spin-off on your conventional (and let's face it, plain) side dish of rice at dinner. The brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice, and the cilantro and the lime gives this dish an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Bring water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 30 to 45 minutes.
  2. Transfer brown rice to a large bowl and cool slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Whisk lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt together in a bowl; stir into rice. Fold cilantro into rice mixture.
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Aug 01, 2014

NOM NOM! I didn't measure the garlic, I just added a good spoonful--probably closer to a tbsp. This recipe is fabulous, but it makes a LOT...way more than 4 servings. Unless you are planning on eating nothing but rice for dinner this could easily feed 8 as a side or as a burrito filler instead of the stated four people. To give it extra zing, zest the lime and add that as well. Be careful though, as a little goes a long way. It was perfect with chicken enchiladas. This is going in my keeper's just too bad that only 1/2 of my family likes cilantro and lime!

Jan 22, 2015

Good tasting recipe. I usually add my stuff to rice before I cook it so I wasn't sure about this method. It was great. I made my rice a bit drier so it would absorb the lime. I used white rice since I was short on time. Goes well with anything, especially Mexican and Thai.

Mar 18, 2015

Wonderful as is. My husband does not like brown rice, and he loved this. My kids did too!

Jan 02, 2015

I used an additional lime to soak the cilantro, best rice ever!!

Mar 31, 2015

This my new favorite rice, great with carnita's

Mar 18, 2015

Added great flavor to a dull food, I also added diced carrot and asparagus, went great :)

Feb 06, 2015

So thankful I came across this recipe!! My 1year old LOVES CHIPOTLE brown rice and black beans.. And he pretty much eats rice and beans everyday for lunch. Now I make this and freeze for the week. Can't go wrong .. ABSOLUTLEY delicious and easy to prepare ?? THANKS AGAIN!

Feb 01, 2015

Husband thought it was better than the restaurant


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  • Calories
  • 359 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 73.6 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 454 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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