This cilantro lime rice is made in one pot in less than 30 minutes! Flavorful, fluffy and perfectly tender. Tastes just like the rice from Chipotle or Cafe Rio!
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 25minutes
2Tablespoonssalted butter, or olive oil
1teaspoonminced garlic, 2 cloves
1cuplong grain rice
15ouncecan chicken or vegetable broth
1teaspoonlime zest, more if desired
2Tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lime juice, 1 lime
1-2teaspoons granulated sugar, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-heat. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in rice, chicken broth and lime zest. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
Stir the rice once and then cover the pan with a lid and cook for 18-20 minutes. Remove lid and let water evaporate.
Whisk together the lime juice, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Then pour over rice and fluff with a fork.
Storing and freezing: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheating on stove: Place leftover rice in a saucepan and add a couple of Tablespoons of chicken broth. Turn heat to low and cover with lid. Let steam for a few minutes until warm, stirring occasionally.Reheating in microwave: Place rice in a bowl and pour in a few Tablespoons of broth. Cover the bowl with a damp paper towel or small microwave-safe plate to allow it to steam, then cook until warm.