Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Have we discussed my obsession with Chipotle? No?  It's safe to say I'm completely in love. This affair has been going on for about 7 years now.  Possibly longer.  I wish I could remember that first visit vividly. Oddly enough the only thing I remember was that corn salsa. Please tell me you've had the corn salsa. I could eat that with a spoon. Seriously. 

How much do I love Chipotle? Let me count the ways. Guacamole, tortilla chips, fresh salsa and that cilantro lime rice. Is there a better way to fill a burrito or a burrito bowl? I think not. I have taken to the burrito bowls over the past few years. To me, they're just easier to consume. 

Can I just talk about some of the garbage that's been on tv lately? First of all, every day at 2pm in the break room at work, I am fortunate enough to listen to Dr. Phil (where is that sarcasm font). What's more  annoying than actually listening to these inbred hillbillies he pays to appear on his shows, is that people still believe Dr. Phil to be credible. Was he ever credible to begin with? That's my question.  Also, I accidentally caught about 10 seconds of the bachelor on Monday night and I have no idea what that is all about. 

Ahem.... Sorry. I'll step down off my soapbox now.  Where was I? Oh that's right, Cilantro Lime Quinoa. Sometimes I will make this on a Sunday and I can use it in different ways thoughout the week in lunches, as a side or a main dish! It's easy to make and super good for you! 

Look at all that green!! I can't wait to see that outside soon!! 

Cilantro Lime Quinoa


1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 cups vegetable broth
1 lime, zest and juice
1/3 to 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup green onion, sliced

In a medium saucepan bring the broth and the zest of 1 lime to a boil. Add quinoa, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. 

Stir in cilantro, lime juice and green onion. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for later use.


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