This Chipotle inspired Cilantro Lime Rice is so simple to make and is the perfect addition to any family meal.
My family lives for fajita night...it's our version of taco night for sure. I usually grill chicken, make store bought rice and set out all of the fixins so everyone can build their own fajitas. Well, Kate has fallen in love with Chipotle's amazing cilantro-lime white rice and has been begging me to make it for fajita night, so tonight I did! It is soooo simple to make and is absolutely delicious! I'll never make store bought rice again...ever!
Chipotle Inspired Cilantro Lime Rice
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
- juice of 1 lime
- pinch of kosher salt
- Bring water to a boil and add rice. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Once the rice is fully cooked and all of the water has been absorbed into the rice, add butter and stir while it melts. Stir in lime juice. Fold in cilantro.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
Once you make this yourself, I promise you won't buy pre-packaged rice again...it's that delicious!!!
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Eleanor Bruce says
One more ingredient for Chipotle's Lime rice. You MUST use a bay leaf. That is their secret ingredient. I've been blessed with it in my burrito bowl more than once. :)
Oh my goodness...I'm so glad I read your comment, Eleanor! I'm going to try cooking this rice tonight and just happen to have a new jar of bay leaves :)
Update...I threw everything (including a small bay leaf) in my rice cooker except the cilantro. This turned out fantastic! The butter coated the rice in such a way as to help it not dry out in the fridge. Thank you Jess!