Chipotle’s is known for making everything fresh. Every time you go in there, they are busy preparing their signature dishes. Their rice is honestly one of our favorite parts of their menu. This rice is seasoned perfectly with cilantro and lime juice. This makes an excellent side dish on its own. If you enjoy rice, don’t miss this savory version. You can make rice just like the Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants with our copycat recipe.
Chipotle Mexican Basmati Rice
Chipotle Mexican Cilantro Lime Basmati Rice
This rice is very tasty!
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter
- 2/3 cup white basmati rice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, heat the oil or butter over low heat. If using butter, stir it occasionally until melted. Add the rice and lime juice and stir for 1 minute. Add the water and salt. Raise the heat and bring to a boil. Cover, turn down the heat to low, and simmer until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro.Print Recipe
Basmati [bahs-MAH-tee] is a long-grained rice with a fine texture. It can be found in Middle Eastern and South Asian markets, as well as some supermarkets. This recipe is attributed to Chipotle’s executive chef and CEO, Steve Ellis. You can get more Chipotle Mexican Grill Recipes here at CopyKat.com, the internet’s home of the best free copycat recipes. You can get more Chipotle Mexican Grill Recipes here at CopyKat.com, the internet's home of the best free copycat recipes.