Cilantro Lime Brown Rice

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  • Nutritional Interest: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Family Challenge Approved, Gluten Free, Low Sugar > 5g, Nut Free, V Clean Challenge Approved, Vegan, Vegetarian
This homemade version of a popular Chipotle restaurant menu item livens up plain rice with lime juice and tons of cilantro. Serve it as a side dish or top with sautéed vegetables and salsa to make a quick burrito bowl!

Yields approximately four 1/2 cup servings.
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How to Make:

  1. Zest the lime and set the zest aside. Soak the rice in hot water.
  2. While the rice is soaking, warm the oil in a medium-size pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Rinse the rice well. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over low heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn't burn.
  4. Add the broth and the juice of half of the lime, stir, and then bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Don't take off the lid while the rice is cooking - this lets the steam out and affects the cooking time.
  5. Start checking the rice around 20 minutes. When done, the rice will be firm but tender, and no longer crunchy; it’s ok if it's slightly sticky but shouldn't be gummy. If there is still a little liquid left in the pan when the rice is done, continue cooking with the lid off.
  6. When done, turn off the heat and let the rice sit for a few minutes, covered. This steams the rice just a bit more.
  7. Just before serving, stir in the juice from the other half of lime, zest & chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 581mg 24%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 1%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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