If you like Chipotle, you probably like cilantro rice!  I have been wanting to make this rice at home for the longest time.  I finally came across a recipe that sounded perfect.  The best part is, it's extremely easy!  I was done within 20 minutes (and rice takes about 15).  Easy and delicious, you can't go wrong there.  This is great with fajitas, burritos, tacos, you name it.  Enjoy! 

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups plus 2 tbsp of water, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (1 -2 limes)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic

Place one cup of rice and two cups of water in a large pot.  Bring the water to a boil and stir.  Lower the heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.  

Meanwhile, using a food processor/blender mix together the cilantro, salt, lime juice, olive oil and garlic. Blend together until smooth.  After the rice has cooked, fluff it with a fork and add the cilantro mixture to the rice.  Stir well and serve!