Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime rice is sassy, citrus-y with a wonderful hint of cilantro, perfect to add to your taco Tuesday or any other meal! I could make this every night and my boys would sign me up for mother of the year. A great use for leftover rice, light, citrusy, with a hint of cilantro.
How to Make Cilantro Lime Rice
Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and toss in oil (butter may be substituted), once hot; add your pre-cooked and cooled rice, stir to heat.
Sprinkle your all natural cane sugar and stir to melt, once all heated through, quickly pour in your fresh lime juice and stir to mix, sprinkle with a generous handful of fresh chopped cilantro and serve immediately!
This works especially well with leftover rice, in fact many times when I’m making rice, I will make double the batch and freeze in batches just to use in dishes like this or my delicious Mexican rice.
Accompany this rice with these delicious recipes!
Tender, tangy and OH SO FLAVORFUL Coconut Lime Chicken is probably our favorite grilled chicken marinade! And it fits into so many diet and healthy eating categories!
Tender, slow cooked barbacoa beef is the perfect base for these easy, flavorful, healthy street tacos! Gluten free, Paleo and easily modifiable, this recipe will become a staple on your menu!
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Cilantro Lime Rice
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- 2 cups cooked white rice I like Jasmine
- 1 Tablespoon oil I like grapeseed or avocado oil
- 2-3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2-3 Tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat a saute pan to medium high heat, pour in oil, saute the rice until hot.
- Stir in sugar and salt until heated through.
- Remove from heat, pour in lime juice and toss in cilantro.
- Serve immediately.