I’ve talked about my love of Chipotle before. It does not stop at the carnitas or the barbacoa, both recipes I’ve made at home. But in my opinion, you can’t have a burrito or burrito-bowl at home without this rice.
If you’re looking to gain weight like I am, use the butter recommended in this recipe. If you’re looking to lose or maintain weight, sub in olive oil instead. You’ll still get great flavor, but with less calories. This stuff is addicting, so watch out!
|Meal type||Side Dish|
|Website||Adapted from Skinnytaste's Chipotle's Cilantro Lime Rice|
- 1 cup rice (long-grain or basmati)
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
- 1 limes
|Combine water, rice and half of the butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil.|
|Continue to let it boil, lid off, until the water barely covers the rice.|
|Turn the heat down extremely low, place the lid on the pot, and cook for 15 minutes.|
|Turn the heat off and let the rice sit for 2 minutes.|
|Add remaining butter, cilantro, and the juice of the limes to the rice, stirring gently to combine.|