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 4 years since I’ve stepped foot in one. Oh wait, the airport, yes I have been 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 have tried a few cilantro lime rice at home recipes before and have been 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.
This cilantro lime rice is as good at Chipotle. It couldn't be easier to make and takes your at home rice to the next level.
- 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.
Recommended to be served with Barbacoa Beef (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
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