Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chipotle Copycat: Lime & Cilantro Rice

Did you know that when I was pregnant with Jack I couldn't stand Chipotle? The smell even bothered me. Once Jack was born not only did I start eating Chipotle again but I wanted it all the time. 

To avoid breaking the bank by eating Chipotle everyday, I thought I'd recreate one of their signature ingredients, the cilantro lime rice. From the first bite, J proclaimed this recipe was delicious and tasted just like the real deal. I adapted the recipe from Chipotle Fan.

What You Need:
-1 cup of white rice 
-2 tsp fresh cilantro
-Juice of half a lime 
-1/2 tsp salt

What To Do:
1. Cook the rice according to directions on the box or bag. 

2. While the rice is cooking, finely chop the cilantro and squeeze out the juice from half a lime. 

3. Mix lime juice, salt, and cilantro together.

4. Slowly pour the liquid mixture over the rice while stirring and fluffing the rice with a fork. 

5. Add to burritos, tacos, salads, etc! I made burritos and even wrapped them in foil just like Chipotle.

4 comments on "Chipotle Copycat: Lime & Cilantro Rice "
  1. YUM! i love this rice at chipotle and any excuse to use more cilantro! pinning this for later! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. Let me know how it goes and if you like it! I want to try to make their medium salsa too!

  2. My hubby and I love chipotle! He would probably cry if I didn't want to eat there anymore, ha! I will definitely have to try this recipe!!

    Thanks for sharing, pretty mama!