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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. UpintheCosmos says:

    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 S says:

    Do they have whole wheat wraps yet? I’m personally more of a Moe’s fan.

  3. Jenn says:

    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

  4. Lindsay says:

    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

  5. Totally obsessed with Chipotle! Love the brown rice. Hubby had them mix the two and he said it was great. I prefer brown rice though so it’s perfect.

    I just wish they had tofu like Moe’s!

  6. Erin says:

    I’ve never tried this Moe’s you guys speak of. Will have to look into this!

    -FBG Erin

  7. A Chipotle just opened walking distance from my apartment. I have been eating their Burrito Bowl with brown rice lately. I ask them to cut the rice portion in half. Really yummy:)!

  8. Lisa says:

    Does anyone know where Chipotle’s rice comes from? I mean where it’s grown? I’m wondering because of the recent news stories about how rice grown in the southern US is high in arsenic (rice grown in California apparently doesn’t have this problem… see link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/20/why-rice-contains-detectable-levels-of-arsenic.html)

  9. Slappy says:

    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!

  10. Timmo says:

    Brown rice blows, but I do like chipotle.

  11. Mike b says:

    Brown rice rocks and the sofritas is great too.

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