For about 2 years now, on Thursday nights, my son and I meet up with a girlfriend of mine and her daughters. Our meeting place is Chipotle's. We all LOVE Chipotle. Especially their rice. My son would be very happy to just have a huge bowl of it by itself. I have been meaning for the longest time to try and make it at home and I've finally gotten around to it.
This tastes very close to the original made at Chipotle's.......I made 2 batches of it last night. My son is snacking on the second batch of it right now. It's super easy to make. My only surprise came when I went to purchase the Basmati rice.....I've never bought that rice before and had no clue as to how expensive it was compared to the usual long grain rice. Quite a bit more but worth every penny.....
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter
2 teaspoon fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt (Kosher works best)
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 20 - 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork. Before serving stir in cilantro.