Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sometimes it's better just to buy it ;)
I love Chipotle's cilantro lime rice and I thought I'd try to make it myself. I got the recipe off Chipotle's fan recipe site ( http://www.chipotlefan.com/index.php?id=rice_recipe ), I bought all of the ingredients that I needed except for the basmati rice (I substituted with Uncle Ben's minute rice), and I got to cooking! I followed the recipe thoroughly, but sadly when it was time to test, the rice tasted so bad!!! It was super sour and the rice that I substituted was not a good match. I think that if I would have used basmati rice it might have been better, but still too sour. If I had an hour to tweak and test different methods I might have come close to Chipotle's, but I know myself. ;) I was hungry and impatient so I let it go and am planning on going to Chipolte tomorrow for some delicious hassle-free rice ;)
Sometimes for some people it's better and more clever just to buy it. We can appreciate the final product that someone else has worked very hard to perfect!