Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cilantro Lime Rice

We are Chipotle lovers at this house!  Cilantro Lime Rice pumps up chicken, ground beef and steak burritos to give them more of that Chipotle burrito taste that we can't get enough of. 
Good Jasmine rice is best in this dish and don't hold back on the cilantro.  Start with half a lime and go from there; you may have a wimpy lime and need the whole thing, but too much gets to be too tart.  A rice cooker is my new best friend when making any kind of rice.  However, I do have basic instructions at the end of the post.

Cilantro Lime Rice 
makes about 5 cups rice

1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice 
3 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp canola oil
1 cup cilantro, chopped  (measure 1 hefty cup unchopped)
1/2 large lime (up to a full lime depending upon juiciness and size of the lime)

In a rice cooker, add rinsed rice, salt, oil and water.  Press 'cook'.  At the end of cooking time, stir or fluff rice.  Rice should have absorbed all of the water and be slightly sticky.  Stir in lime and cilantro.  Stores in refrigerator for several days.  

~Try using Cilantro Lime Rice in burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, taco bowls, mixed with spicy black beans and added to chicken tortilla soup!  

{Stove top instructions:  Bring water to a gentle boil over medium heat.  Rinse rice until water runs mostly clear.  Add salt, oil and rice to boiling water and stir for a few seconds.  Turn heat down to a low simmer and cover tightly.  Cook for about 15 minutes.  Fluff rice and add lime and cilantro.}   

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea to infuse flavors with rice. The best thing about the Chipolte burrito is the RICE! I love that I can mimic it at home now :) Woohoo!


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