Chipotle Cilantro-Lime Rice

Steamed white rice tossed with freshly chopped cilantro, a dash of citrus juice and a little salt.

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh cilantro
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Lime

In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil over low heat. Add rice and the juice from half of one fresh lime, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. Once boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Add the chopped cilantro and the juice from the other half of the lime. Fluff rice with a fork.

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  2. BecJac July 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Delicious and just like Chipotle! I found that the rice was done after just 18-20 minutes, so you may want to reduce the cook time.

  3. Laurie Griffing July 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Does Chipolte really use basmati rice?

  4. Patricia F. July 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    where is the chipotle???

  5. ChefTom July 29, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Chipotle is the name of the restaurant. “Chipotle Mexican Grill”

  6. karen September 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    I find that when you add the lime juice before cooking it turns the rice mushy and sticky. The acid from the juice must affect the rice during the cooking. I added the lime juice after cooking last time and it turned out great.

  7. Tanya White December 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Sounds very refreshing, can’t wait to try it!

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