Cilantro lime rice

Before we moved to the ‘wilderness’, my hubby could usually be found over his lunch hour standing in the ridiculously long line at Chipotle drooling as he waited to place his order.  He just could NOT get enough of their burritos.  So, given our distance to the local Chippy, I was VERY motivated to recreate their burritos to keep our gas budget from being completely BLOWN by his addiction!  Not a terribly daunting task, but I thought I would go ahead and post my version of their cilantro lime rice to make it easier for you in case you or a loved one has to fight this same addiction one day!  🙂

Cilantro lime rice

Servings 4-6

  • 1 c white rice (I use basmati)
  • 1 3/4 c water
  • 1/2 t freshly ground pepper
  • Juice from 2 large limes
  • 1 head of cilantro, chopped
  • sprinkle of salt (optional)
  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1 t cumin seeds (not Chipotle, but darn good in here!  Also optional)

In a medium saucepan heat the EVOO over low.  Add the black pepper, salt, and cumin seeds (optional).  Add the rice and stir to coat.  Add the lime juice and again coat the rice.  Add the water, turn up the heat and bring to a boil.  Cover the pot, turn off the heat after about a minute and let the rice steam for about 20 minutes.  Test the rice to be sure it is done.  Once it is done, add the cilantro and mix in well.

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