Chipotle Mexican Grill™ Cilantro Lime Rice

  • Yield : 4 Cups
  • Servings : 8-10
  • Prep Time : 0m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 30m

A great mild cilantro flavor with just a hint of lime in it, this rice is the base for most of the burritos you’re going to enjoy at Chipotle. It’s also very similar to what you’ll find at Qdoba Mexican Grill.

You can use this in the Chipotle Barbacoa Burrito recipe I have.  You’ll obviously want to make up a big batch of the Barbacoa beef beforehand, as it takes about 7 hours to prepare.  Here are both recipes:



  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cilantro - chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice


Step 1

Combine the water, rice, salt and butter and bring the water and rice to a boil and then cover.

Step 2

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the cover and stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Cover and let sit until you're ready use.

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