Chipolte’s Basmati Rice

I’m a fan of everything about Chipolte…except their tortillas. In my humble opinion they tear too easily and then it stops being a burrito and becomes a pile of rice and meat. When that happens this rice tends to save the day. 

Chipotle’s Basmati Rice Recipe


1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter

2 tsp. fresh cilantro

2/3 cup white basmati rice

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Lime


In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

Basmati is a long-grained rice, with a fine texture. It can be found in Middle Eastern and India markets, as well as some supermarkets.

The source of this recipe is attributed to Chipolte’s Executive Chef (and CEO), Steve Ells.

From: Chipolte Fan 


One comment

  1. This dish is looking amazing. I would love to taste it.

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