Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chipotle Rice


Ok – I love a good Chipotle burrito. But what I really love about it is the rice.

I love rice in general (I could NEVER do the no carb diets. Nope, I love me some carbs)

Anyway, Matt and I figured out how to make chipotle rice in college, and perfected it. Then I moved home, and we only cooked together a couple times a month. So I forgot about it.

Well I decided it needed to make a come back.

So tonight I made it, and it was so good. A great side dish for chicken. I only had white rice, but I would suggest using basmati

It honestly isn’t any harder than making regular white rice.

[Printable Recipe]


1 tbsp butter

2/3 c. basmati rice

2 tbsp lime juice

1 c. water

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp fresh cilantro



Melt butter on medium heat.

Add rice and lime juice.


Stir for 1 min.

Add water and salt.


Bring to a boil.

Cover and turn heat to low.

Let simmer for 20-25 mins, until all the water cooks out.

While simmering, chop cilantro


When rice is finished add cilantro and fluff with a fork.




I will say that Rachel Ray and everyone on tv makes chopping fresh herbs look so easy. They barley lift their knifes and the herbs are chopped nice and small. Me, not so much. Granted, my knifes do not cost hundreds of dollars. But still, there should be an easier way.

OK, OK. I just need good knifes. Maybe one day.


  1. Stopping by from the Friday Folow! I am your newest follower! My blogs are #41, 47 and 52.

  2. Hi! Happy Friday Follow! I'm your newest follower!


  3. Hi! Stopping by from Friday Follow and now following your blog.

    What a cute blog, by the way! :D I brought back a rice dish that used to be a favorite today, too...Creamy Rice with Cheese and Broccoli.

    I have a recipe blog that features a lot of "authentic" Mexican recipes from the heart of Mexico.


  4. YUM-O! Lol -

    Thank you SOOOOO much for posting a recipe with cilantro lime rice. I adore the stuff and keep remembering to find a recipe when I have the time - yours seems simple and looks incredible! You can bet this will grace the plates at our dinnertable sometime very very soon!

    Have a great week! I'll be back to read again over the weekend!


  5. I have to agree with them making chopping herbs look so fast and easy... not so with me either,and maybe it's like you say. Maybe it's their knives. *sighs. Wouldn't you love to have their equipment on the Food Channel????
    I'm over visiting via Friday Follow..and have signed up to follow you. Hope you come to visit and follow as well. I also have a cooking blog:
    Come visit..I think you might like it..just home food..nothing fancy.

  6. Your blog is amazing. The title is so funny!!
    Found you thru Girl Creative's New Friend Friday (and so glad I did!)

  7. Hi I'm stopping by New Friend Friday! I love trying new recipes this Chipotle one especially caught my eye I love their rice!


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