Chipotle-Style Cilantro Lime Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author sunshineandkale


  • 3 cups long grain rice
  • 7 cups water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 tbsp cilantro chopped


  1. Rinse the rice to reduce extra starchiness. 

  2. In a large heavy pot, add rice, water, 1 tbsp vegetable oil and salt.

  3. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce the heat to low and cover for about 15 minutes.

  4. Set aside and keep covered for an additional 5 minutes.

  5. Add the chopped cilantro, lime juice and remaining oil. Toss gently until completely mixed. Taste and adjust accordingly.

  6.  Transfer to a large bowl and garnish with limes wedges ( optional).