Mexican Cilantro Lemon Rice

Rice cooked with cilantro and lemon !

CilantroRice If you happen to travel a lot, at which place/food joint do you find your closest comfort food? For me, I sure head out to the chipotle’s for a bowl of vegetarian the rice and beans, the closest it can get to my comfort food. While working up in MA, I had to change train/bus on my way to MD, and so religiously I made sure to get a pack of the rice and beans from nearest chipotle.
So here’s what was for lunch, a zesty, lemony cilantro rice with beans. The recipe is just for the rice and one can combine this with different beans curry. For a moment you’ll not realize that its a Mexican recipe, its almost like an Indian meal !

1 full cup rice
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 small green chili, chopped
1/2 lemon juice & zest
1/2 cup cilantro
salt to taste

Preparation Method:
1. Soak the rice in a enough water for 5 – 7 minutes. Then drain the water.
2. Heat oil in a deep vessel, add the green chili, onions and sauté till translucent.
3. Add the rice and lemon zest and stir for few minutes. Add lemon juice and 2 1/2 cups of water.
4. Add salt and cilantro and let it cook.
5. When done, garnish with some more cilantro and lemon juice and give a stir. Serve with beans

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2 - - 4


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Wat a beautiful, gorgeous & healthy dish..! I simply love the combination of flavours...:)

Suman Singh said...

looks irresistible and very tempting click ofcourse.

Priya Suresh said...

Rice sounds super delicious..

Unknown said...

I love Chipotle lemon and cilantro rice and prepare it whenever we are eating the "burrito in a bowl" even at home.

Raks said...

Sounds interesting,nice recipe!

Kiran said...

Very aromatic and flavorful combination of ingredients for the rice.

Jhonny walker said...

simpl(y) delish :)

Joanne said...

I do adore Chipotle! Their cilantro rice is the best...great recipe!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very aromatic and healthy dish dear....
Hamaree Rasoi

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Very delectable and Lemon and cilantro spells summer!!!

Rachana said...

Thats such a flavourful rice dish! I love it.

Deepa said...

such a flavorful to have with any curry or just as it is..I am a big fan of rice..droolworthy click..

Eliana said...

I don't know why so many people give cilantro a bad wrap. It's so delicious, especially in dishes like this. I will definitely give this one a try as I am a cilantro, lime and rice fanatic. Just stumbled upon your blog today and I'm looking forward to keeping up and reading more of your yummy posts.

PreeOccupied said...

I love Mexican, but never really tasted any of their rice dishes. Thanks for sharing. Your bowl of rice looks very tempting!

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