Monday, September 29, 2014

Cilantro - Lime Rice

Cilantro - Lime Rice is a simple flavored rice which I have been making it for years now. I have adapted the recipe from here. I love Chipotle's Vegetarian Burrito bowl and the lime rice is one of my favorite rice. I wanted to recreate their burrito bowl and the lime rice I tried from 'Chef In You' turned out pretty good. Now I make it whenever we crave for burrito bowl as I don't prefer to eat out often.

Do try making this if you are a great fan Chipotle's lime rice. It requires only few ingredients and gets done within 15- 20 minutes. In my next post I will write one of the ways I use it. Stay tuned for it :-)


  • Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Butter - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Lime Juice - From one lime
  • Cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped - 2 Tbsp
  • Salt - To taste


Wash and soak rice for 5- 10 minutes. Now heat butter in a pan. When it starts to melt, add the drained rice and sugar. Fry the rice until a nice aroma is got. Then add in the lime juice as desired. Stir it for a minute.

Then add water and salt.Mix well. At this point taste the water for salt. Allow it to boil.

Once the water is absorbed partially, cover the lid and lower the heat to minimum. Let it cook for 10 minutes on low heat.

After 10 minutes, the rice will look like this.

Turn off the heat. Then add in the chopped cilantro and mix gently. Add more lime juice if desired. Then close it with a lid and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Cilantro - Lime Rice is ready!!

Serve it warm. This rice can be added in a burrito, burrito bowl or taco. Above measurement serves two people.

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