So with the Barbacoa Beef recipe in hand, I went in search of a recipe for the Chipotle Rice recipe. I knew that they had to use a particular type of rice since it had a different texture than I made at home. I knew that there was also some cilantro and lime. What else, I just wasn't sure.
The source of this recipe is attributed to Chipolte's Executive Chef (and CEO), Steve Ellis
1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter (I used unsalted butter)
2 tsp. fresh cilantro (I used about 1 tsp. dehydrated cilantro)
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Lime (1 tsp. added to the butter plus extra to sprinkle on the cooked rice)
In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted.
Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute.
Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil.
At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
Fluff rice with a fork.