Monday, March 21, 2016

Cilantro Lime Rice ~ Day 73

Here is an incredibly easy to make Chipotle style, cilantro lime rice recipe.  This delicious and refreshing rice is a great addition to tacos, burritos, and wraps.  This rice can also be served, as a side dish to any Mexican food.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

  • Basmati rice, or any long grain rice - 1 cup, washed and drained
  • Butter or any oil - 2 tbsp
  • Fresh lime juice - 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro - 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - 2 cups

  1. In a large saucepan, add butter, bay leaf and rice.  Saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, over medium - low heat.
  2. Add 2 cups of water and salt.  Let it come to a boil.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  3. Remove from the heat.  Add the lime juice, cilantro and 1 tbsp butter.  Mix gently with a fork.
  4. Serve with tacos, burritos or any Mexican food.

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