Chipotle, Now With Brown Rice!

The Chipotle you love, now with brown rice! Credit: punctuated

A few things fuel my obsession with Chipotle. 1) It tastes delicious. 2) It’s quick, cheap, and you get real meat and vegetables. 3) The company actually cares about where its food comes from. And 4) It tastes freaking delicious.

We’ve discussed how to make your Chipotle experience as healthy as possible, and now the company has given me another reason to swoon: brown rice. The company so rarely changes up its menu that the first time I saw the brown rice option, I honestly thought black beans had gotten spilled into the regular rice. It wasn’t until a return trip that I did a double take and realized it was actually brown rice.

We all know that brown rice is packed with more nutrients and fiber than its white rice counterpart, making it the more filling and healthier option. But the good news is that it really tastes great in your Chipotle meal. While the white rice is pretty much impossible to beat, the brown rice has more of a bite to it and a slightly nuttier flavor. It seriously won’t disappoint. If you’re opposed to switching up your tried-and-true Chipotle formula, the brown rice is a simple switch that you probably won’t even notice.

Are you Chipotle-obsessed too? Have you tried the new Chipotle brown-rice option? —Erin

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  1. I love me a barbacoa burrito bowl from Chipotle!! I too was excited to try it with brown rice & found it delicious!! It’s a little chewier than white rice to me & for some reason I like it more because of that…LOL! I am definitely a brown rice fan & a Chipotle fan:-)

  2. Ian, goodish news! We just Tweeted with Chipotle and they said:

    “@FitBottomedGirl Whole wheat? We’ve tried them, but we haven’t found a recipe that has worked yet. We’ll keep trying. – Joe”

    Pretty cool, right? We can’t wait until they do! Until then, we’re getting our burrito in a bowl. 🙂

    –FBG Jenn

  3. I love Chipotle but I don’t usually get rice. I usually get a salad, with no dressing (you don’t need it), chicken or carnitas, fajita veggies, black beans, corn, and lots of salsa. Super delicious and so healthy

  4. Love the brown rice…I’ll definitely go more now. If only they would add a whole-wheat tortilla option, I wouldn’t have to get a bowl every time, which is a pain in the buttocks. Burritos are so much easier to eat!