Sweet Lime Chipotle Rice Copycat Recipe

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Chipotle Rice Copycat Recipe

This sweet lime Chipotle rice copycat recipe is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice. That’s partly because I love the sweet lime rice at Chipotle and partly because I’m a total fan of making my favorite things at home!

This recipe is easy to make and is delicious paired with so many main dishes! Makes a wonderful side dish for fish, chicken, beef or pork. I love it with black beans too.

You can also use it to make your own Chipotle burrito bowl with rice, beans, meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, cilantro, lime and more! The options are endless with this recipe!


This recipe comes from one of our Freezer Meal Groups from way back so I have always just used long grain rice. I have seen many recipes use Basmati rice for this same recipe. I think it turns out great using the long grain rice, but I think I might try Basmati rice next time and see what kind of difference it makes.

If you don’t want to use a can of chicken broth for this recipe, or you use chicken broth a lot and want a cheaper alternative, try our homemade chicken broth. It’s really easy to make and also fat-free!

Give it a try!

Even my picky eaters love this sweet lime rice and it compliments any meal. It is easy to make and I have even frozen the leftovers before and reheated and it still tastes great!

If you’re looking for recipes to serve this rice with, check out our massive index of main dishes. There are a ton of good recipes there for you to try!

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Sweet lime rice chipotle copycat recipe

Sweet Lime Chipotle Rice Copycat Recipe

Amazing Chipotle sweet lime rice copycat recipe that goes great with many other meals.
5 / 5 ( 2 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4



  • Combine rice, butter, garlic, lime zest, chicken broth and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes or until tender. .Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork. Mix lime juice, sugar and cilantro and add to the rice and serve.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g
Ingredients: Butter, Chicken Broth, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime, Lime Juice, Rice, Sugar, Water
Meal Type: Side Dish, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Copycat, Mexican, Stove Top

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