What’s Cookin’: Chipolte Knock-Off

Chipolte has got nothin’ on me. Ok that is a lie they totally do. Delicious guac, salty chips and the lime/cilantro rice. I think that is my favorite part…the rice. Mmmmm.

To all you Qdoba lovers, I’m sorry about your terrible taste in fresh Mexican food. Oh yeah that’s right I’m bringing out the food slams. Just like people are either Coke or Pepsi, in my experience a lot of people are either Chipolte or Qdoba.

The other night I felt like experimenting with some things I keep on hand. Rice. Black Beans. Salsa. You know where this is going. I also had cilantro, fresh cilantro to be exact and some lime juice. Mad scientist I tell you!

First I cooked my rice.

1 cup of rice, 1 tablespoon of butter, 1 2/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup lime juice

After my rice was done cooking I put it in a bowl and added:

1 can of black beans- rinsed
1/4 cup of salsa
red onion – I didn’t measure this part but if I had to guess I would say 1/4 a cup
my fresh cilantro – I didn’t measure this part either maybe 2 or 3 tablespoons of cilantro?
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (I used kosher salt)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper

This recipe is by no means ground breaking, but it is very delicious especially if you have a hankering for Chipolte and don’t feel like leaving your apartment. Add a dollop or 4 or guac and scoop with some chips..bliss.  I am sure you could make some grilled chicken to add to the deliciousness but that was more involved than I cared to get the other night.


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