Cilantro Lime Rice

IMG_2065Hey there–  Do you like to eat at “Chipotle” as much as I do?  We usually get dinner out somewhere on Friday nights.  It goes like this.  Larry picks three eating out possibilities and I narrow down to one of those.  If Chipotle is on the list, that’s usually where I want to sit and eat.  Love those veggie burritos!  And the rice.  I’ve been making this rice for a few years and it’s the closest thing to the that Chipotle cilantro rice.  We had it with the Orange Chipotle Chicken I posted yesterday.  Easy and the flavor is buenisimo!

1 1/2 cups rice
3 cups water
splash of olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cilantro
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1 chipotle pepper, seeds removed and minced fine*
1 large lime, just the juice
1 tsp. olive oil

Cook the rice with the water, splash of olive oil and 1 tsp. salt according to the directions on the package.  While that’s cooking use a food processor or stick blender to pulverize the cilantro, onion, chipotle pepper, lime juice and 1 tsp. olive oil.  Then when the rice is cooked thoroughly stir the cilantro mixture into the rice.  Done!  That was easy.

*I’m always careful to remove ALL the seeds, since I’m a wimp about hot peppers.  If you like less heat, just use half a pepper.  Be sure to mince it to a pulp…


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