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Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

Julie Wunder
This Cilantro Lime Brown Rice recipe is made with just four ingredients!  This copycat Chipotle restaurant recipe is perfect for Mexican-style dishes like Black Beans and Rice, as a filling for burritos, or as a side dish for enchiladas, fajitas, or tacos.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 179 kcal


  • 1 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 ½ cups water *
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the rice according to package instructions. Check the amount of water required to cook your type of brown rice and adjust if necessary. You generally use two cups of water for one cup of rice.
  • Once the rice is cooked and fluffed it.
  • Stir in the cilantro, garlic, lime juice and zest and salt to taste.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freeze the rice in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.


Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 158mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 143IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
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