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