Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice with Cilantro Recipe

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Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice with Cilantro
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Love making copycat recipes at home. This one is one of my FAVORITE sides at a restaurant. Make a Copycat Chipotle Lime Rice with a dash of Cilantro in your own kitchen. Pairing with tacos would be the ultimate meal!


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 tsp finely chopped Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp of Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt


  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear.
  2. Sautee rice in oil for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Add bay leaf and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  5. Turn off heat and let rice sit covered for 15 minutes.
  6. Mix salt and lime juice until salt is dissolved.
  7. Remove bay leaf from rice.
  8. Spread juice mixture and cilantro over rice and fluff with fork to distribute.

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  1. Oh My Goodness!!! I can not wait to try this out. I have yet to find a recipe I am 100% sold on, but have found a few close “2nd places”. Can’t wait to see where this recipe falls on my list! Thanks!

  2. Yum! They do have the best rice ever. Can’t wait to try this

  3. This sounds so refreshing for summer and anything with lime in it has to be good. Pinning for later. Thanks for sharing on Mix It Up Monday.

  4. This is such a great recipe, Ashley! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!