Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Brown Rice


This copycat Chipotle brown rice recipe is an upgrade to your conventional (and, let's face it, plain) side dish of rice at dinner. Brown rice provides a nutritious, fiber-packed alternative to white rice. And the cilantro and lime provide an extra dash of delicious Mexican flavor.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 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 cooked rice to a large serving bowl and cool slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.

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

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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