Cilantro Lime Rice- Chipotle Copycat

by Living Freely Gluten Free

Naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, corn free.

Chipotle is our go-to as far as chain restaurants go. When we travel it is always the place we stop and eat at because its a crowd pleasure and we know we are safe. They are very accommodating about a glove change and helping to keep everything safe.

I love the salad. I find that a burrito bowl is just too filling for me. I get lettuce, chicken, a small amount of black beans and rice, salsa, peppers and a side of guac and chips. My husband gets a bowl with chicken, rice, beans, peppers, corn salsa, mild salsa, cheese and lettuce. My daughter gets a build your own carnitas taco kit with corn tortillas, rice and beans. My son gets a cheese quesadilla on a corn tortilla with rice and beans. My husband found the ice tea upset his stomach the last few times and if they have any GF cider I like to indulge.

We only get to eat out a few times a month. The budget is tight these days on just one income. I like to make Spanish inspired dishes often and this rice is a favorite so one night on Cooking and Cocktails I made it on a whim and it turned out amazing.

My Grandma makes a traditional Spanish rice and it is delicious. She has taught me a million times how to make it and for some reason it almost never turns out. Its crazy!

However, every time I make this cilantro lime rice it turns out perfect!
You will find this to be a simple and inexpensive go-to. I use Organic Long Grain White Rice and I find that it costs less than $2.00 to make this with dinner.

Use it as a side dish, in burritos, on nachos or make a salad or burrito bowl like Chipotle. Easy, simple, delicious and inexpensive!!


1 Cup long grain white rice

2 ¼ Cups water

2 TBSP. Chopped Cilant

2 TBSP. Lime Juice

½ tsp. Sea Salt

½ tsp. Cumin

½ tsp. Granulated Garlic

¼ tsp. Pepper


In a medium sized sauce pan bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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