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Cilantro Lime Rice {A Chipotle Copycat}

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Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime rice is sassy, citrus-y with a wonderful hint of cilantro, perfect to add to your taco Tuesday or any other meal! I could make this every night and my boys would sign me up for mother of the year. A great use for leftover rice, light, citrusy, with a hint of cilantro.

Cilantro Lime Rice | www.thefreshcooky.com

Give it a try, delicious with Lime Coconut Grilled Chicken or your town Taco Tuesday stuffing it into something like these Barbacoa Street Tacos.

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How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice 

Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and toss in oil (butter may be substituted), once hot; add your pre-cooked and cooled rice, stir to heat.

Sprinkle your all natural cane sugar and stir to melt, once all heated through, quickly pour in your fresh lime juice and stir to mix, sprinkle with a generous handful of fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately!

Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice | www.thefreshcooky.com

This works especially well with leftover rice, in fact many times when I’m making rice, I will make double the batch and freeze in batches just to use in dishes like this or my delicious Mexican rice.

Accompany this rice with these delicious recipes!

Coconut Lime Chicken

Tender, tangy and OH SO FLAVORFUL Coconut Lime Chicken is probably our favorite grilled chicken marinade! And it fits into so many diet and healthy eating categories! 

Plate of coconut lime chicken with rice | www.thefreshcooky.com

Easy Barbacoa Street Tacos

Tender, slow cooked barbacoa beef is the perfect base for these easy, flavorful, healthy street tacos! Gluten free, Paleo and easily modifiable, this recipe will become a staple on your menu!

Barbacoa Street Tacos | www.thefreshcooky.com

Cheese Enchiladas (The Cheesiest)

If you are in search of the PERFECT cheese enchiladas, in my (humble) opinion these are the ONES! Layers of creamy Mexican cheese with a rich enchilada red sauce, crunch onions and corn tortillas. 

Cheese Enchiladas | www.thefreshcooky.com

 
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10 Comments

  1. Hello,

    Excellent recipe and next time I will add a bit more cilantro, as Dan and I enjoy the flavor of it. The flavor of the rice went great with green chili chicken enchiladas. Thanks for sharing!