Garlic Cilantro Rice like Chipotle
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Garlic Cilantro Rice {Like Chipotle}

Do you like Chipotle?

Okay, silly question. Who doesn’t like Chipotle?

No denying, Chipotle has become a big contender in the fast-food market over the past couple of years. Just ask any of the 50 people that are always waiting in line for a burrito. Is there ever not a line? Seriously.

Anyway, one of the unsung heroes of their burrito – and especially their burrito bol – is the rice. Seasoned to perfection, with just the right amount of garlic and cilantro.

Garlic Cilantro Rice like Chipotle
I wanted something similar at home. Because, who wants to wait in a line with 50 people?

(By the way, smart people call their order ahead, and then go to pick it up – no waiting!)

Garlic Cilantro Rice {Like Chipotle}

Garlic Cilantro Rice {Like Chipotle}

Yield: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Fan of Chipotle, but don't want to wait for a burrito? Try this rice at home!


  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 can chicken broth*
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  • Place the olive oil and garlic in a medium sauce pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the rice and let cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour in the broth and water, give a quick stir, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from heat, and let stand covered for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the garlic pieces and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the cilantro and garlic salt, and continue to fluff until combined.
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    *If you don’t have any chicken broth on hand, use 2 cups of water (omit the 2 tablespoons of water). It works just fine.

    Last Updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) Always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect mojito and time to finish my novel!


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