Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cilantro Rice

Okay, for those of you who are in favor of that loveable restaurant, Chipotle, this will seem a little familiar.  It is my knock-off of their rice.  Adding in the lime really brightens up a burrito.  You might actually notice that the rice has a flavor, instead of ignoring it as plain filler.  Here we go.  Of course, adjust the amounts to be practical for your family, and if you can afford a nicer rice, like basmati, that would be fabulous.  You could also sub in the healthier brown rice here if you increase the cook time to 45 minutes or so.

Cilantro Rice

1 cup long-grain rice
2 cups water
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt to taste

Over high heat, add to a pan the rice and half of the lime juice.  Saute lightly for a minute or two.  Add in the water and bring to a boil.  Put a lid on and reduce the heat to low.  Steam for 18-20 minutes.  Remove from heat for about 5 minutes, keeping the lid on.  Fluff the rice with a fork.  Add salt to taste, cilantro, and additional lime juice to taste. 

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