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Copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

I think I have ruined eating regular plain rice for myself forever. 😩 I have tried making a copy cat version of Chipotle's cilantro-lime rice a few different times over the years, but it's never turned out very well.  However, a couple of weeks ago I happened to be at Chipotle when they had run out of rice so I got to watch them prepare the rice right in front of me.  While they obviously wouldn't give me their recipe, I did notice that they put the rice in a big bowl and tossed in a couple of ingredients right at the end, after the rice was cooked!  Needless to say, this time I tried a slightly different approach and the results were incredibly yummy!  I'm literally already craving this again...

  • 3 cups jasmine rice
  • 4.5 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  1. Throw the rice, water, canola oil, bay leaves and salt in your rice cooker and stir lightly so you don't break the bay leaves.  (Feel free to adjust the water based on your cookers suggestions.)  Hit start on your rice cooker and let it do it's thing!
  2. Once the rice is done, let it sit in the cooker for an additional ten minutes.  
  3. Remove the bay leaves and gently scrape the rice in to a big bowl.  
  4. Toss in the lime juice, lemon juice and cilantro and gentry toss until well combined.  
  5. Garnish with a little extra cilantro if desired and serve it up!

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