Monday, March 21, 2011

Cilantro-Lime Rice

Posted by Lori:

Have you ever eaten at Qdoba, the Mexican restaurant chain?  The first time my family ever had food from Qdoba was at our niece's wedding rehearsal dinner in Nashville.  The food was delicious and we've been excited to see some Qdoba restaurants popping up not too far from us in Oklahoma City/Edmond and Wichita Falls, Texas.

The Cilantro Lime Rice from Qdoba was unusual, but delicious.  This recipe is similar and I really liked it.  The rest of my family wasn't too crazy about it, though!  Be sure to start with the small measurement of the lime zest and juice, as well as the cilantro.  You can always add more, if you want it....but it's certainly hard to take it away once it's been added!

Cilantro-Lime Rice

3 cups cooked rice, brown or white (I did white to be more Qdoba-like, but we usually eat brown because it's healthier.  I also cooked the rice in chicken broth to add more flavor.)
1/2 - 1 teaspoon lime zest, minced from 1 small lime
1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2-3 tablespoons finely minced cilantro

Toss lime zest, lime juice, and cilantro with the cooked rice.  Serve warm or cold.

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.

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Sara said...

Sounds like an interesting recipe. We live in North Central Texas and have been wondering about this restaurant in Wichita Falls. Gonna have to give it a try and your recipe too. :)

Sarah said...

I love the rice at Qdoba. I have thought about trying to make it, but haven't done it yet. When I finally do, I will be using your recipe. Thanks!

Lori said...

Sara - I've seen that one at Wichita Falls, but haven't been there, yet (we're in southwest OK...near the TX border). We're all gonna have to check it out! :)
Sarah - I didn't remember the Qdoba rice having as much or any cilantro that was visible. Seemed like it was just white, but that was a few years ago and my memory might be failing me :). I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by you two!

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