Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoon fresh cilantro
  • ⅔ cup white basmati rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Lime


In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

Basmati is a long-grained rice, with a fine texture. It can be found in Middle Eastern and India markets, as well as some supermarkets.

Notes: I cooked a similar recipe with Uncle Ben’s bagged rice. I cooked the bag as per directions on the box and then added butter, lime, cilantro and salt to taste. It tasted good, but I was not fully satisfied with the “easy to cook” rice. It was a tad mushy, but that may have been user error.

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