Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Everyone loves Chipotle, especially its famous cilantro lime rice, topped with juicy chicken fajita and salsa.
I love Mexican recipes and this is my Chipotle copycat recipe, homemade, easy and healthy!
As the name suggested, this steamed white rice is flavored with simple ingredients below:
- Cilantro leaves
- Lime juice
- Unsalted butter
- Chicken broth
How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice?
It’s very easy to make the rice. Everything is cooked in one skillet or pan so there is only one utensil to wash.
First, rinse and cook the rice in a skillet with water, chicken broth, salt and butter.
After the rice is cooked, add cilantro leaves and lime juice to the rice, stir to mix well and serve immediately.
The end result is absolutely delicious, refreshing and appetizing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Make it with a Rice Cooker
Yes, you sure can try this recipe in an electronic rice cooker.
However, some rice cookers might turn faulty when butter and other ingredients are added to the rice while cooking.
Please make sure you read the manual clearly before using it.
Can I Make it with an Instant Pot
Yes, you can use an Instant Pot to make cilantro lime rice.
Can I Use Brown Rice?
Yes, you can use brown rice instead of white rice.
Brown rice is healthier and loaded with nutrients and fibers.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 361 calories per serving.
What to Serve with Cilantro Lime Rice ?
Serve this dish with any protein you like. For a healthy Mexican meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 2 cups long grain rice
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- Rinse the rice thoroughly with cold water and drain, repeat for 3-4 times until the water runs clear. Transfer the clean rice into the skillet and add 1 cup clean water, chicken broth, salt and butter to the rice. Cover the lid and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes, or until the water is dry and the rice is cooked through. Turn off the heat, add the cilantro leaves and lime juice to the rice. Stir and loosen up the rice and mix well with the cilantro leaves and lime juice. Serve warm.
Serving Size3 people
Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 30mgSodium 565mgCarbohydrates 101gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 9g