Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
One of my favorite quick-restaurants is Chipotle. The ingredients are so fresh and it is not too expensive, unless you want it more than once a week. I am lucky I now do not live less than 5 minutes away from one, the temptation is just too much! With all of these summer citrus recipes it had me on the search for a copy-cat recipe. I found this one and it is near perfect. The key is the fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice! I think the proportions of this recipe are spot on and are perfect. I mean perfect enough to even attempt to make a burrito bowl and not know that it is from your own kitchen. This will be in the works soon!
You can easily use white rice instead of brown, just adjust the cooking time to 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.
1 tablespoon of Butter
2 teaspoons of Fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 cup of Brown Rice
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1 Lime, juiced
2 cups of Water
First, put a saucepan with butter on the stove over medium-high heat.
When the butter is melted, add the rice and lime juice. Add the water and then the salt.
Next, add the water and bring to a rolling boil. When the water starts to boil reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with the lid.
Now, let the rice cook for 35-40 minutes until the water is absorbed.
Finally, add the cilantro in and fluff with a fork!