Fresh Orange Rice
and wanted my thoughts on how to make it.
First off, Carissa is a great cook, so I had no doubt she could follow the recipe, own it, and make it great. There was one problem, though, as far as I could see.
Being a big fan of Chipotle, I have tried and tried to make their cilantro lime rice and I just can’t get it right. It’s ALWAYS too limey. (Since trying and failing several times, I think I figured out the key. I think they add the lime juice after the rice is cooked, but that’s another story.)
Anyway, I told her my misgivings that basically a little citrus goes a long way and that some people (like myself) were going to really taste the citrus if it was strong. She later emailed me, telling me that she had changed the recipe, reducing the citrus and it had turned out wonderful.
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