Enjoy this Cilantro Lime rice recipe. It is packed with flavors like garlic, onion, and fresh flavors like cilantro and lime. Also, enjoy the different textures this rice brings, enjoy as a complete meal or as a side dish.
Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
Cilantro Lime rice is such a staple in our home. It is easy to make and packs a lot of flavor! The first time (I think) I had cilantro lime rice was at a Chipotle restaurant.
There was a time where I was doing an internship in Florida and there was a Chipotle not too far from were I worked so a few colleagues and I would go there for lunch. I became obsessed with the burrito bowl with barbacoa and brown rice, yumm.
After I moved back to Indiana, and some life went on, I decided to go to a nutritionist and get a food allergy test. I was having some stomach issues and my brother and his wife had recommended one. When I finally received the results, I was so shocked! A few things high on the list were lemons and brown rice. Now I knew it was nearly impossible to stay away from lemons entirely being that most restaurants use it so often for everything. However, at this time when I had stomach issues and was going through so many tests, I definitely wanted to stay away from it for the time being.
So during that time I used to only order Chipotle, Mexican food, or cook at home. Then I found out that Chipotle uses a mixture of limes and lemons to make their cilantro lime rice. Nooooooooooo! I was so flustered and really just felt like I couldn’t eat anything at the time. So I decided to make my own rice so that I would know what went into it. As time and years went on the recipe evolved to what it is today.
- My first rendition just used rice as recommended on the packaging and simply adding cilantro and lime.
- Another rendition adding lime zest, wow!, it really amped up the flavor of the lime, I was immediately addicted.
- Next I learned to only using a dutch oven for making rice, that, I learned from making Puerto Rican rice.
- Finally, reading America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks and learning to use a dish towel over the rice for the last 10 minutes just before serving.
Below is my take on Cilantro Lime Rice.
To control what ingredients go into my body. Also, I just love to cook and create in the kitchen. This recipe add additional underlying flavor to your rice as well as combine more than one texture to the rice for those lovely mouth feels.
1 Dutch Oven (stainless steel, cast iron or aluminum (caldero)). Substitutions: large saucepan or small stock pot
Similar to making a rice pilaf or similar to making Puerto Rican rice.
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