I've never been a fan of cilantro, however I do love the cilantro lime rice from Chipotle. And I like the cilantro dressing at El Pollo Loco. Hmm, maybe I DO like cilantro?
I made tacos the other night and found this copycat recipe to do the rice. Nathan said it was the best rice I ever made. So I either make really bad rice most of the time, OR this was delicious! You can be the judge. I think the key here was to do 1 1/2 cups water to 1 cup rice, instead of the usual 2 cups.
This is the recipe exactly how I made it:
1 tablespooon butter
2 tsp fresh cilantro
1 cup white rice
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp kosher salt
-Melt butter in saucepan at medium heat
-Then add the rice and juice of the lime and saute for 1 minute
-Add water and salt and bring to a boil
-Then cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, until water is absorbed
-When done, mix in chopped cilantro and fluff with a fork
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