What’s the first thing you’re going to want to make once you’ve made Perfect White Rice?
Cilantro Lime Rice, of course! You know it. You love it. All those who adore Chipotle can cheer, because this rice is one of the menu items that you can easily replicate at home. It’s also another great reason to make that big pot of rice as I had suggested in the Perfect Rice post. You’ll always have rice ready to go for great recipes like this one.
I first went to Chipotle in 2005. Clearly, I should have bought stock back then, but no, I just bought a burrito :) I was always on the fence about cilantro and while I wasn’t quite a hater, it was not something I would list as a favorite. However, once I became of fan of Chipotle and subsequently their Cilantro Lime Rice, I suddenly became a huge fan of cilantro. (I also moved onto bowls rather than burritos; I didn’t want any wrap to interfere with my rice.)
I realize that the internet is full of recipes for Cilantro Lime Rice and that this is the second post about rice in almost as many days, but I’ve got a recipe coming up next that goes great with this dish and I don’t want to send you on a search to figure out how to make it. So here it is…
Mix hot rice, chopped fresh cilantro, fresh lime juice, salt and a bit of olive oil. Done.
Welcome to the gateway of my cilantro loving life.