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The Kitchn: This rice is the perfect addition to almost all of your weeknight meals

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I cannot get enough of cilantro. When ordering out, I’m always missing the floral and citrusy notes of the fresh herb. So yes, I may call for one whole bunch of it in this cilantro-lime rice recipe, but don’t knock it until you try it! If you love Chipotle’s cilantro-lime rice, you’ll love this version — it’s zesty and fresh, and the perfect addition to almost all of your weeknight meals.

The simple preparation and bright flavors pair well with any protein (think: chicken tinga, steamed fish, pork chops, you name it!). My love for making this dish is also attributed to how easy it is to store and heat up. Make two or three times the recipe, then store extras flat in zip-top bags in the freezer for future use. It’s a great way to have rice on hand.

Serve rice with refried beans or chicken tinga, or use as a base for your favorite burrito bowl.

Tips for cooking rice

This recipe features a simple two-step process that you can apply to almost any rice recipe.

Cilantro-Lime Rice


Serves 4, Makes about 3 cups

1 cup long-grain white rice, such as basmati or jasmine

1 bunch fresh cilantro

2 tablespoons olive oil


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