Every morning in each of our restaurants, we make our cilantro-lime brown rice from scratch. We simmer the whole-grain rice with bay leaves to add savory flavors, then season it with lemon and lime juices and toss it with cilantro for a slightly tart, fresh taste. Just think of it as the tasty, homemade foundation for every other ingredient as you build your own delicious masterpiece.
Rice and shine
Though rice is typically grown in lush, watery landscapes with plenty of sunlight, it actually doesn't need that much water to grow. The real reason the fields are flooded is to protect the rice from weeds. It's kind of like how your burrito doesn't really need a side of chips, but it sure does stave off guac envy.