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I am a Midwestern girl from a long line of cooks who doesn't think cooking needs to be complicated. Enjoy the recipes!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Copycat Chipotle Rice Recipe

One of my new favorite things is finding copycat recipes from my favorite restaurants.  Seriously, pretty much everything you can think of has a copycat recipe online so go for it people.....use Google for the good of you and your families!!!

I was lucky to choose a graduate school in the same town where Chipotle originated.  In fact, I lived just a few miles from the first Chipotle ever.  Their burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, salsas, guac....mmmmm, now I'm hungry.  Well, everything is good so I thought, how can I make my own at home?? The first question is "what really makes them so good?"  And it really comes down to the basics....the rice!!! So I reached out to Google and found a copycat recipe that is pretty spot on.  Good luck in your copycat endeavors!!!

Chipotle Rice
1 cup white basmati rice (I used regular white rice and it was fine)
1 tbsp butter
1 lime
2 tbsp chopped cilantro

Melt butter over medium heat.  Add rice and squeezed lime juice from one lime.  Stir rice continuously in liquid for one minute.  Add water according to rice package directions and salt to taste.  Cook according to directions.  When rice is cooked through, add chopped cilantro while fluffing and prior to serving.

And that's it folks!! Super easy but I will no longer eat plain white rice in a burrito again...just sayin'.

Good eatin',