Cilantro Lime Rice. This rice couldn’t be easier to make, and it takes your homemade rice to the next level. It’s like having a Chipotle in your kitchen.
Back in the days when I used to go out to eat, the days before my kids made it way easier to eat at home, my husband and I used to go to Chipotle on a regular basis. Chipotle still feels like it’s mine, even though it’s probably been four years since I’ve stepped foot in one. Well, I have been ones at the airport, but that doesn’t really count as ‘foot in one’. In any case, their burrito bowls are my fave. Not because I have a health thing agains tortillas, but because I want all the cilantro lime rice I can get.
I Want to Taste the Lime
I have tried a few cilantro lime rice recipes in the past, and was consistently underwhelmed. I want to taste the lime! And the salt! I want to feel like I’m eating a margarita turned into rice. Well maybe not that far, but I want some flavor. This rice my friends, it has that flavor. This cilantro lime rice takes about 5 minutes to put together, but elevates your at home Mexican meals to the next level. It’s the little things.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1.5 cups long grain white rice
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 cups water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- zest of 1/2 lime
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped finely and packed
- In medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add rice and saute for about 1 minute, until lightly browned.
- Stir in water, salt, and lime zest. Bring to a boil. Then, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until water is absorbed, about 11-13 minutes.
- Stir in cilantro and lime juice.
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Pot link to item used to make this recipe: Calphalon Non-Stick Cookware