Jan has been cooking and writing about food for over 20 years. She has cooked on multiple television stations, including the Food Network.
Take Chipotle Home
One of our favorite restaurants is Chipotle—we love the fresh Southwestern flavors. And hands down, everyone's favorite item is the cilantro-lime rice—that stuff is seriously addictive.
The problem is that the closest Chipotle is over an hour away, which makes a trip up there a bit impractical. So I figured I'd learn how to make this at home, and it turned out it was super easy. Five ingredients and twenty minutes is all it takes to produce this lovely copycat recipe at home for yourself.
Matter of fact, my son and I often cook for church camps over the weekend, and I can batch this out in no time for up to 200 hungry high school kids. That's how easy it is!
Give it a try, and you'll see. A super delicious, simple side dish you'll turn to over and over again!
- 2 cups uncooked white rice
- 4 cups water
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
- 1/2 fresh lime, juiced
- I use a rice cooker for the rice—adding the water, rice and salt, and simply hitting cook. To cook the rice on the stove top, add the water, rice, and salt and bring the pan to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes, or until the water is fully absorbed.
- Mince the cilantro and sprinkle over the top of the cooked rice. Squeeze the lime juice over the rice and toss together with a fork. Serve immediately.
Rice Cooker or Stove Top
Fresh, Hot Cooked Rice - Perfectly Fluffy
Fresh Lime Juice is Critical
Mince Cilantro at the Last Minute
Perfect, Fluffy, Brightly Flavored Cilantro Lime Rice
Check out the Quick Tutorial!
© 2018 Jan Charles
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 23, 2018:
Thanks for the idea. Seems interesting. I think I'll try it.