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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cilantro Lime Rice–Chipotle Style–Mexican Cuisine

When I went to US, most of the International food were breads in some form - burger, pizza, rolls, sandwich.. Of course there were Asian cuisines which were an exception.. There was also one more cuisine which had rice and I was excited to see rice being used.. When we went to the Mexican restaurant - Chipotle, we were invited with this very refreshing and very flavorful Cilantro Lime Rice.. Cilantro is coriander... I got this recipe from here and it was a delicious one..
Mexican Cuisine - Cilantro Lime Rice - IMG_1658
Ingredients
Basmati Rice (Any long grain rice) - 1 cup
Butter - 1 tea spoon
Lime - 2
Sugar - 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander Leaves - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Salt - 1 tea spoon (adjust to taste)
Method
Soak the rice after rinsing for 15 minutes
Heat butter in a pan and add the rice and sauté for a minute or so until the butter is well coated in the rice
Add 2 cups of water, sugar and salt and cook for around 12 - 14 minutes on medium low heat. (Cover it). You need to stir it once when it comes to a boil and once around 8 minute time..
After 14 minutes, all the water would have absorbed, now add the lime juice (one lime first and add the second one if needed) and coriander leaves. Remove it from heat. After a few minutes fluff the rice with the help of a fork!!
Serve!!!
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33 comments :

  1. oh wow nice way to make an simple and delicious rice :):)

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  2. Well, this is new recipe for me! Looks good!

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  3. Very easy to prepare and delicious looking Mexican dish. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  4. very different one first hearing this recipe !

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  5. Quick and simple recipe! Would pair very well with some spicy beans :)

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  6. Unique rice recipe.. Will try soon..
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  7. The rice looks simpole & flavourful. Adding some turmeric powder will make it chitranna which is very famous rice dish in karnataka.

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  8. Simple but superb rice dish. Will try it soon.

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  9. What a simple and flavourful rice. Looks very delicious...

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  10. wow simple and delicious rice...
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  11. Simple yet elegant and flavorful rice..

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  12. Love this flavourful cilantro lime rice, my favourite.

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  13. Love the Chipotle cilantro lime rice and yours looks just like it. bet it tasted the same too.

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  14. Ah Chipotle. .I loved that place and their food..whatever they had on their menu was fantastic. Loved this version of rice too...must give it a try.

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  15. Chipotle is one of our favorite fast food joint too. Rice looks simple and yumm!!

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  16. Unique one .. i have never tasted Cilantro rice...Simple and yet delicious..

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  17. Never tried this from Chipotle..Love the flavors in the rice!!

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  18. I too have bookmarked this recipe from DK's chefinyou.Rice looks very appetizing..

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  19. If you get a chance to go back to the US try visiting the Northwest! Seattle and Porltand specifically. Our seafood is very light and we cook with a lot of vegetables and spices. Portland In particular has many organic, whole, paleo, vegan, etc style foods that you may enjoy if you're not a fan of pizza, burgers, pastas, etc (neither am I but I'm an Oregonian through and through)! Glad you liked chipotle's rice! Great recipe!

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  20. Simple yet flavourful. Looks so inviting..

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  21. You have got it so perfect.. Looks very much alike to chipotle rice

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  22. Yum love the flavors here. Bookmarking

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  23. simple flavors, yet flavorful rice! !

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