Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe Video

Have you tried cilantro lime rice with your mexican food? If not give this recipe a try or head on down to your local Chipotle Restaurant. The first time I ate there I was surprised to see this cilantro lime rice being served in my burrito. I thought to myself "What is this white rice they are serving?" Upon sinking my teeth into my burrito I was pleasantly surprised.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinCuisine


 Lime zest1
 Olive oil1 Tablespoon
 Basmati rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chicken broth1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Fresh lime juice2 Tablespoon
 Cilantro1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (chopped)
 Salt1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 838 Calories from Fat 143

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25.1%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g12%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2857 mg119%

Total Carbohydrates 154 g51.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.8 g15.3%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 15 g30.4%

Vitamin A 11.6% Vitamin C 48.3%

Calcium 7.4% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Add the oil to a sauce pan and heat on low. Add the garlic and rice to the oil and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat stirring frequently.

Add the chicken broth, salt, lime juice and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes or according to rice package directions.

When the rice is done, add lime zest and chopped cilantro and stir to mix in. Serve immediately.

If you are using regular long grain rice, follow the cooking directions on the box regarding the amount of liquid to use and the cooking time.