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Vegan Cilantro Lime Rice

Super easy Chipotle copycat style vegan cilantro lime rice is perfect in burritos or a side dish to your tacos! Top 8 Allergen Free and just 8 ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword dairy free recipes, dairy free side dish, vegan recipes, vegan side dish
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 177kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped fine
  • zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Heat pot over medium heat. 
  • Add in rinsed and drained rice and toast it for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add broth, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. 
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer and cover. 
  • Cook according to package instructions for length of time. 
  • Once rice is done, let it sit, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves. Add in chopped cilantro, lime zest, and both lime and lemon juices. 
  • Stir together and fluff with a fork. 
  • Serve! 


*Any rice or even quinoa will work, just adjust cook time depending on which you use. We just prefer brown or white basmati. 
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 0.25pot | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg