I was craving Chipotle last week and so I ventured out and spent 40 minutes in rush hour traffic so I could pig out on a delicious, over-sized burrito. It was worth it.
As I’m choosing my ingredients I noticed the white rice is labeled as “cilantro lime rice.” I thought I could reproduce it easily at home, so I bought a lime and a bundle of cilantro and worked on recreating the delicious rice at home.
I started with just a few things:
2 cups uncooked rice
4 cups water
juice from half of a lime
1 cup chopped cilantro
- Boil the water in your pot. When boiling, add the rice and lime juice.
- Cook for as long as directed or until all the liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
- Mix in the cilantro.
I served it with a side of chicken and called it a night. It was well-received by the family, though I will admit that my 5-year-old may not be a huge fan of lime. Next time I’m going to mix in some peas or corn for more texture. It’s definitely missing something, but this basic recipe served its purpose. I love it and I think this simple recipe has a lot of potential!
Will you try it? How will you serve your cilantro lime rice?