Copycat Chipotle® Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice


This recipe is a great spin-off on your conventional (and let's face it, plain) side dish of rice at dinner. The brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice, and the cilantro and the lime gives this dish an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups brown rice

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Bring water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 30 to 45 minutes.

  2. Transfer brown rice to a large bowl and cool slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Whisk lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt together in a bowl; stir into rice. Fold cilantro into rice mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
4g Fat
74g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 454mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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