This Cilantro Lime Rice tastes just like the rice you get at Chipotle.
So, obviously I have a deep and abiding love for Chipotle.
Only a monster wouldn’t. Kidding. Sort of.
As much as I would love to eat at Chipotle on the regular, it can get to be a little bit expensive.
I’ve started playing around and making my own burrito bowls at home, and this Cilantro Lime Rice always serves as the base. It makes a good side dish, too!
A little while back, Buzzfeed posted a bunch of Chipotle copycat recipes. This is a slight adaptation of one of those recipes.
- 2 1/4 cups basmati rice
- 3 cups water
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tbs vegetable oil
- juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- kosher salt, to taste
Combine the rice, water, and bay leaves. Cook according to package directions. I make mine in a rice cooker.
Once the rice is cooked, fluff it with a fork and add the vegetable oil, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Stir to combine. Taste and add more salt if necessary.