Now, my favorite part of anything from Chipotle is their rice so naturally, I HAD to figure out how to make this - if only to increase my already frightening level of weekly carb intake (i could live off of bread and pasta). I'm actually pretty proud of myself - it came out damn good! This is a perfect way to kick up plain old rice, it goes perfectly with most dishes and has a spring/summery vibe that makes you tell yourself it's healthy.
1 tablespoon butter
2 small limes, quartered
1 cup long-grain basmati rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or more/less to taste, I don't really measure but use a healthy handful)
Sea Salt 1 tsp + more to taste
In a saucepan, melt 1 tblspn butter - careful, don't let it brown! Add in rice and juice of 1 plus 1quarter lime squeezed into pot (feel free to squeeze first and strain, I'm all about easy peasy recipes though so I squeeze right in). Saute for about a minute or so to coat rice, stirring a few times.
Add in 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, turn heat to low and let simmer until rice is cooked through - typically takes 15-20 minutes (TIP: key to perfect rice is patience, stop taking off the top to check it! releasing the steam messes up the cooking). Once rice is done cooking and soft remove from heat, squeeze in another quarter of lime, add in cilantro and fluff with a fork. Add salt to taste (I usually add about another teaspoon, or in my ghetto measurements 4 twists of the sea salt grinder, at this point, but I like flavorful rice).
Fluff and enjoy!!