Chipotle Burritos

We decided to recreate a Chipotle burrito by making homemade versions of Chipotle’s  cilantro lime rice and corn salsa. See the separate post on Chipotle’s (Crockpot) Barbacoa to add that to your burrito!


Prep Time: ~30 minutes (including rice cooking time)

Feeds: 4-6 people


Cilantro Lime Rice Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cup water (rice to water ratio will vary if you are using a rice cooker, usually 3/4:1)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Place all ingredients in rice cooker and cook until complete. On the stove, heat oil or butter on low heat. Add rice and stir until the edges have turned translucent but the center is still opaque. You should also be able to smell the aroma of toasted rice. Add water, bay leaf, cilantro, salt, lemon juice and lime juice to pot. Bring the pot to boil then turn the heat to low and cover the pan tightly with a lid. Simmer for 15 mins without uncovering the pan. Turn off heat and allow rice to steam (with lid still on) for an additional 30 minutes. Make sure to remove bay leaf before serving!

Cilantro Lime Rice









Corn Salsa Ingredients:

  • 12 oz sweet corn (frozen, canned, or 3-4 ears)
  • 2 jalapeños (stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped)
  • ¼ cup roasted Poblano peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then rub the fresh poblano peppers with olive oil. Broil them in the oven until they are wrinkled and charred, about 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl and leave them covered with plastic wrap for at least 15 minutes. Combine your other prepared ingredients.

Corn Salsa









Burrito or Soft Taco Ingredients:

  • cooked chicken (or ground beef or shredded beef or pork)
  • lettuce
  • black or pinto beans
  • mayo
  • shredded cheese
  • avocado or guacamole
  • any other salsa you may need (for Derek that is Sadie’s)
  • warmed tortillas

Burrito Toppings 2

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