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5 from 2 votes

Cilantro Lime Rice

This is my version of Chipotle's famous Cilantro Lime Rice. It's an excellent side dish choice for a wide variety of entrées and so easy to make at home.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Southwest
Servings: 6
Calories: 230kcal


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • cup long grain white rice like jasmine or basmati
  • ½ teaspoon salt optional
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth can use water, if desired
  • 1 fresh lime juiced
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped cilantro or to taste


  • Heat the vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over MEDIUM heat. Add the rice and season with the salt, if using. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted, about 4 or 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to LOW, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and stir and fluff the rice with a spoon. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro and serve.


Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 137IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg