Cilantro Lime Rice

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I love Chipotle. Yes, the undeniably delicious burrito chain owned by McDonalds. Their cilantro lime rice steals the show everytime. I tried to recreate this flavorful side, and it turned out great. I follow the same steps as my 'Bolivian rice.' The trick is to saute the rice in olive oil, before adding water. (This rice would be a fantastic kick to Arroz con Pollo) Cilantro Lime Rice Heat 3 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil in a medium size sauce pan over medium heat. Add 2 cups white rice (I like Jasmin or Basmati) Add 2 tsp. kosher salt, and saute (stir) for 2 minutes Add 3 1/2 cups water, cover and turn heat up to high. Once water comes to a boil, turn heat down to low. Simmer for 12 minutes (or until desired tenderness) Squeeze 3 limes into rice along with 1 cup chopped cilantro Stir together and serve

8 comments:

  1. actually, mcdonald's sold their majority share back to chipotle, so it's no longer owned by mcd's. hooray!

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  2. Great news! No more McDonalds. More cilantro lime rice.

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  3. this sounds great, I love that rice, and yours sounds great. We will have to try this asap. Thanks

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  4. I LOVE this rice. great interpretation of my chipotle favorite.

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  5. I'll have to try this out. I'd love it if you could figure out the recipe for MiCocina's cilantro rice - that is one of my faves. =)

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  6. Odd....I just experimented making this rice last week! I didn't have fresh limes though....so I'll have to do that next time. :)

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  7. Cilantro and lime really are good in rice!

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