I made a delicious Srirachi Lime Salmon for dinner this week and had some leftover lime & cilantro that I wasn’t sure what to do with. So, of course, I started searching Pinterest. I stumbled upon this recipe from Skinny Taste and hopped to the kitchen to get started. I used brown rice though to keep it clean! I paired this rice dish with Holy Yum Chicken which was also a new Pinterest find for me. I really liked it together because the rice soaked up some of the sauce from the chicken adding even more so to the flavor!
If you’re looking for a tantalizing treat for your taste buds but want to keep it healthy this year, give this Cilantro Lime Rice a whirl. It tastes like a knock off Chipotle rice, and who doesn’t love that?! I could eat this by itself as a meal, but it also makes a great side to a multitude of dishes including these amazing White Chicken Enchiladas.
Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice
- 1 cup brown rice
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 3 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
- Cook rice as directed.
- In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, and rice – toss until completely mixed. Season through with salt & pepper as necessary.
What’s your favorite knock off recipe? I’m all ears! Especially if it’s lightened up.