Cilantro Lime Rice

I am a big fan of Chipotle’s burrito bowl with carnitas.  I’ve come up with a recipe for each of the main components that I always choose to make up my bowl, and this cilantro lime rice is one of them.  It’s quite simple and goes together well with the carnitas, fresh tomato salsa, fresh corn salsa, black beans, cheese and lettuce.  It also serves as a simple side dish for tacos and quesadillas.

Coming soon, the recipe for fresh tomato salsa and carnitas—you’ll  be making your own burrito bowls with carnitas in short order!

Cilantro Lime Rice

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  • 1 tbl. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbl. fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbl. fresh cilantro, chopped fine



Heat oil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat.  Sauté rice in oil until almost translucent.  Add lime juice, stir for 1 minute.  Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil.  At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork.  Add cilantro and mix in.

Source: A web recipe

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