Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
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A simple copycat recipe for Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice. Such a fun recipe to help you recreate an authentic Chipotle meal at home!
Recipe type: Copycat
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, sautee the rice in 2 tbsp of olive oil until some of the grains are turning a brighter white and some may even get a little browning on them--approximately 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add water, bay leaf, and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until all of the water has reduced.
  4. When rice is done cooking, remove the lid and bay leaf. Add lime juice, lemon juice, cilantro, and the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil into the rice and fluff with a fork.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe by Real Life Dinner at