Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cilantro Lime Rice

Apparently this recipe is a Chipotle copycat; all I know is that it's delicious!  Thanks, Nikki!

Here's the recipe copied directly from her blog (and thank you, Pinterest!):
Serves 4

2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
1 Cup Jasmine Rice, Uncooked
1 Large Lime, Zested and Juiced (or 2 small)
2 Cloves Garlic - Crushed
2 TBS Butter, cut into small cubes
1 Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
1 large handful of FRESH Cilantro (Must be fresh or frozen, no dried) chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the rice with the chicken stock according to the directions on the bag. Here's a tip for cooking rice - Don't touch it while cooking! The best thing that you can do when making rice is bring your liquids to a boil, add your rice and stir for 1 minute, then put the lid on and lower your heat to low and leave it alone until its done.  When your timer goes off, keep that lid on and remove from heat and let sit for about 5 minutes and you'll have beautiful fluffy rice every time.  If you take the lid off and stir it, or fuss with it, the rice tends to get all clumpy which is not what you want.

While the rice is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and set aside. After you've let your rice sit for the 5 minutes, pour the bowl over the rice and mix well, serve along side some grilled chicken or in your favorite burritos!

Alternate uses for dressing: If you substitute the butter for 2 TBS of olive oil in the dressing you can use this to marinate Chicken, Pork, or Steak! It's a fantastic all purpose dressing that I've changed up in numerous ways and it always impresses.  Enjoy!

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