If you are a fan of Chipotle you will love having this CopyCat Chipotle Lime Rice Recipe to enjoy the same great taste at home. The hubby and I absolutely LOVE heading to Chipotle to grab a burrito. Unfortunately the budget does not allow for it as often as we could hope for ha ha! We are both fans of the Chipotle Lime Rice. The flavors are amazing. I am not much of a rice fan ordinarily but I am a HUGE fan of Chipotle Lime Rice.
CopyCat Chipotle Lime Rice Recipe
This CopyCat Chipotle Lime Rice Recipe is a great side with just about any meal. Since I perfected this rice today, I plan to spend my weekend figuring out the Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe to share with you early next week. There is nothing better than Chipotle Lime Rice and Barbacoa. YUM!
Are you a Chipotle Fan too? Does it break your budget? If we feed the whole family at Chipotle I can easily spend a weeks grocery budget. YIKES! Making Chipotle at home will allow us to enjoy the flavors much more frequently.
The ingredients are quite simple for this Chipotle Lime Rice Recipe. The addition of the bay leaf is what really makes the flavors spot on so be sure to not leave that ingredient off your list.
1 cup Basmati Rice
2 cup Water
1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Bay Leaf
2 tsp finely chopped Cilantro
2 tbsp of Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
Rinse rice until water runs clear.
Sautee rice in oil for 3 minutes over medium heat.
Add bay leaf and water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Turn off heat and let rice sit covered for 15 minutes.
Mix salt and lime juice until salt is dissolved.
Remove bay leaf from rice.
Spread juice mixture and cilantro over rice and fluff with fork to distribute.