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A pile of cilantro lime Mexican Rice on a dark plate with a lime wedge and cilantro on top and a silver fork next to the plate

Cilantro Lime Mexican Rice Like Chipolte’s

A fresh, bright, spicy and delicious rice recipe like Chipolte’s! Only 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make!!
Course Entree, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Vegan
Keyword chipotle's rice recipe, cilantro lime rice, Mexican rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 172 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ½ to 1 tsp sea salt salt to taste
  • 1 ½ cups boiling water
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 large lime juiced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped (See Note)


  1. In a fine mesh colander, rinse the rice twice to remove excess starch. See the content above to learn more.
  2. Add the rice and salt to a medium sauce pan, then pour the boiling water in the pan. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and keep covered for 5 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice until fully combined.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don’t like spicy food, leave the pepper out or put half of it in the rice. The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Mexican Rice Like Chipolte’s
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.