I am obsessed with Mexican foods. If I could, I would make everything into a taco or burrito. I’ve shared a couple of recipes for Rice and Beans or Mexican Rice but this is a recipe inspired by everyone’s favourite, Chipotle. I love the Cilantro Lime Rice they put in their burritos and wanted to make my own at home, because let’s face it. Chipotle is on the expensive side of the fast food world, and I’m on a student budget.
My most recent go-to meal has been burrito bowls, using my favourite Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos. Making the chicken in the slow cooker means that I can put on the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a delicious meal of Chicken Burrito Bowls when I get home. My favourite toppings? Salsa, avocado, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and black beans! I’ll be sharing a yummy burrito bowl recipe in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
If you’re looking for a way to change up your side dishes with just a tiny bit of extra effort, this Cilantro Lime Rice will do just that! It’s great served with chicken or pork, even if it’s not Mexican inspired.
Cilantro Lime Rice (makes 2 cups of cooked rice)
1 cup long grain rice, cooked according to package directions
3/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
In a small food processor pulse together cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and salt.
Stir cilantro mixture into cooked rice and serve.
Let me know if you give this Cilantro Lime Rice a try – it’s my go-to for Mexican night!