Thursday, August 20, 2020

Chipotle-style Cilantro Lime Rice

“Hello good people!”  I work with a guy who starts his emails and his Zoom calls with that refrain.  I appreciate the optimism, the assumption, the expectation, the positivity, and the consistency that everyone receives (and deserves) the same welcome.  We need more of that these days.  I look forward to his greeting and the feeling that it creates.  

Travis has approached cooking this summer with that same optimism.  He has tried numerous recipes – some achieved his expectations, others not so much.  This is one that should receive a “hello good recipe!” refrain. 


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced

Put water, rice, salt, olive oil and bay leaf in a medium-sized pot and then stir.  Cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil.  Turn down the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the water is absorbed.

Transfer cooked rice to a mixing bowl.  Stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice.  Stir and enjoy, good people!