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Cilantro Lime Rice (Chiptole)

They just opened a Chipotle walking distance from my apartment. Dangerous. I don’t know why but I just can’t resist it. So step #1 to try and ignore my urges to go there all the time is to start making some of the things I love from Chiptole at home, where I can control the ingredients and portion. The first up – the Cilantro Lime rice. I used white rice in the recipe to keep it the same, but you could easy substitute brown rice and make it even better for you. Hate cilantro? Add lemon juice and fresh Italian parsley instead, or chives, or green onions, or basil. You get the idea. Have fun with your rice.

Cilantro Lime Rice
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutritional Info: 134 calories, 2.2 g of fat, 24.9 g carbohydrates, 0 g dietary fiber, 2.7 g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 *

Ingredients
1 cup extra long grain white rice
juice of 1 lime
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp vegetable oil

Instructions
1. In a small pot, add the water, salt, rice, and 1/2 of the oil. Bring to a boil and continue to boil until the water just covers the rice.

2. Turn the heat down to low and cover the rice for an additional 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

3. Once the rice has rested, fluff it with a fork. Stir in the lime juice, oil, and cilantro. Season with additional salt as needed.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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4 Response to Cilantro Lime Rice (Chiptole)

  1. Adrienne on January 17, 2012

    My local Chipotle offers brown rice now, so substituting that in this recipe would _still_ be like the “real” thing! :)

    Reply
  2. Rick on February 19, 2012

    We really love his recipe. It’s the perfect side dish for fajitas.

    Reply
  3. Dawn on January 17, 2013

    Have you tried it with the cauliflower rice?

    Reply
    • Kristen on January 17, 2013

      I haven’t but I bet it would be delicious.

      Reply

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