Copycat: Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Love Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Brown Rice? Make your own at home with just a few simple ingredients and a ton of flavor!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 cups brown rice, uncooked
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lime (~1/4 cup lime juice)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped unpacked
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced


  1. In a medium-sized pot, on medium/high heat, bring 2 cups of brown rice and 4 cups of water to a rolling boil. Then, reduce heat to low and cover for about 35 minutes, or until all of the water has evaporated.
  2. Transfer brown rice to a medium-sized bowl and let cool in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. Once the rice has cooled a little bit, cut a lime in half and squeeze lime juice onto rice. Do this with both sides of the lime and mix.
  4. Then, chop fresh cilantro. Add about 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro to your rice. (I just grabbed a handful and that worked perfectly.)
  5. Next, add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon of sea salt and MIX.
  6. Serve warm.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup cooked
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 3


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