Cilantro Lime Rice (chipotle copycat)

Photo by RANDI B.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups basmati or long-grain rice, rinsed (see notes)

  • 2 1/4

    teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    teaspoon olive oil or rice bran oil, optional

  • 2

    Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

  • 2

    Tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 1

    Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

To cook long-grain rice on the stove top, bring 4 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add rice, 2 teaspoons salt, bay leaf, and oil if using. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, and lemon juice. Add remaining ΒΌ tsp. salt or additional salt to taste. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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