No denying, Chipotle has become a big contender in the fast-food market over the past couple of years. Just ask any of the 50 people that are always waiting in line for a burrito. Is there ever not a line? Seriously.
Anyway, one of the unsung heroes of their burrito – and especially their burrito bol – is the rice. Seasoned to perfection, with just the right amount of garlic and cilantro.
I wanted something similar at home. Because, who wants to wait in a line with 50 people?
(By the way, smart people call their order ahead, and then go to pick it up – no waiting!)
Fan of Chipotle, but don't want to wait for a burrito? Try this rice at home!
1 cup long grain white rice
1 can chicken broth*
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Place the olive oil and garlic in a medium sauce pan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the rice and let cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Pour in the broth and water, give a quick stir, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the pot from heat, and let stand covered for another 5 minutes.
Remove the garlic pieces and fluff the rice with a fork. Add the cilantro and garlic salt, and continue to fluff until combined.
*If you don’t have any chicken broth on hand, use 2 cups of water (omit the 2 tablespoons of water). It works just fine.
Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!