Cilantro Lime Rice – Chipotle Copycat

Cilantro Lime Rice – just like Chipotle!Cilantro Lime Rice | A Nerd CooksSo, 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.

You’ll need:

  • 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 made 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.


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