So I am slowly building up the ingredients to make my own burrito bowl.  So far we have made some kick butt salsa and guacamole.  Next in line is the cilantro lime rice.  I have tried this a bunch of different ways, but this is my favorite.  It uses lime zest and lime juice.  Make sure to zest the limes before juicing.  Learned that the hard way. This recipe does a great job recreating the cilantro lime rice from the burrito chains.  This makes enough for 4 burrito bowls.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cook the 2 cups of rice.  I prefer to use a rice cooker.  Takes all of the work out of making rice.

Chop the Cilantro

Wash and then finely chop the Cilantro.  The finer the better.

Zest the limes

Next zest the limes and then juice the limes.  Make sure to do it in that order.  It is super hard (almost impossible) to zest a lime after it has been juiced.

Juice the limes

Pour the rice into a large bowl.  Fluff it with a fork and then add the juice, zest, cilantro and salt.

Add the ingredients into a large bowl

Mix really well and then set aside to mingle for a minute or two.

Cilantro Lime Rice

Serve.

Cilantro Lime Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Cilantro Lime Rice like they make at those burrito restaurants!
Servings: 4
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro diced
  • 1 tbs lime zest roughly 1 lime
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Cook the 2 cups of rice. I prefer to use a rice cooker. Takes all of the work out of making rice.
  2. Wash and then finely chop the Cilantro. The finer the better.
  3. Next zest the limes and then juice the limes. Make sure to do it in that order. It is super hard (almost impossible) to zest a lime after it has been juiced.
  4. Pour the rice into a large bowl. Fluff it with a fork and then add the juice, zest, cilantro and salt.
  5. Mix really well and then set aside to mingle for a minute or two.
  6. Serve.

This is a great side dish and the perfect base for making burrito bowls.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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