Chipotle Adds New Plant-Based Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice To Menus Nationwide


As the trend of North Americans adding plant-based options to their diet increases, Chipotle continues to give fans more ways to make plant-based food part of their everyday life.

Chipotle announced today that its new Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice is officially available at U.S. and Canadian restaurants nationwide for a limited time.

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice is a plant-based rice alternative that consists of freshly grilled, riced cauliflower, finished with hand-chopped cilantro, lime, and salt.

The new rice option, which is compliant with Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Whole30 diets, has only 4 grams of net carbs per serving and is very low in calories. According to a press release, it puts a delicious healthy twist on the chain’s classic white rice recipe “by using the same fresh cilantro and lime ingredients, and similar culinary techniques.”

The new plant-based Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice costs an extra $2 and is available in-restaurant and through the chain’s mobile app, website, and third-party delivery partners.

Also, through January 11, 2021, Chipotle is waiving the delivery fee on any app or online order of $10 or more that includes the plant-based Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice.

Additionally, and to make the launch even more exciting, the chain will be offering the following four new Lifestyle Bowls as part of its digitally exclusive menu:

  • The Whole30 Bowl features Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice paired with chicken, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, and guac. Just take note that this option is only available in the US.
  • The Keto Bowl features Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, chicken, tomatillo-red salsa, cheese, and guac.
  • The Vegetarian Salad Bowl consists of Supergreens lettuce blend and Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice with black beans, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa, and guac.
  • The Vegan Bowl includes Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, plus black beans, sofritas, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, and romaine lettuce.

Have you tried the new plant-based option at Chipotle? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.