These Carnitas Burrito Bowls with crispy carnitas and homemade cilantro lime rice make a fabulous dinner or batch of meal prep lunches for the week.
In a medium saucepan, cook rice according to package instructions, substituting chicken broth for water and adding lime juice, butter, and salt to the pot along with the rice.*
Once rice is cooked, stir in half the lime zest and half of the cilantro. Taste and add more of each if desired.
Divide rice between 4 bowls (or food prep containers.)
Add equal parts of remaining burrito bowl ingredients to each bowl of rice.
Add a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of cilantro if desired.
*The extra liquid from the lime juice makes for slightly moister rice, which I find to be a good texture for burrito bowls. If you prefer drier rice, add the lime juice to your measuring cup before measuring the chicken broth so you're using exactly the recommended amount of liquid.