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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

After some trial and error, I finally have perfected Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice. This is a much cheaper alternative to actually going there to eat ecspecially if you grow your own cilantro like I do! Their rice is to me one of the best fast food dishes ever! Enjoy!

Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice

1 cup long grain rice (I use Jasmine rice)
2 Tbs olive oil or butter
1 tsp kosher salt
2 cups water
2 Tbs fresh chopped cilantro (or more if you want)
1 Tbs fresh lime juice

In a sauce pan heat olive oil. Add rice and salt. Stir until fragrant. Add water and bring to a boil. Place a tight lid on pan and turn down the heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Take off burner and add cilantro. Place lid back on and let sit for 5 minutes. Take off the lid and fluff rice while adding the lime juice. Serve.

This recipe is linked to Foodies Fridays and Frugal Fridays.

4 comments:

  1. Seems a simple and nice dish!

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  2. Do you know I've never eaten at Chipotle?!? Your rice sounds wonderful though - I have everything to make it except the cilantro - but I do have some cilantro frozen in the freezer, as long as it's not freezer burned!

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  3. I've never eaten at Chipotles but this sounds fantastic! Definitely going to make this!

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  4. wonder if i could make rice in my rice maker and then just add the cilantro and lime at end??

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Thanks so much for your encouraging words!