Cilantro Rice

This Mexican-style rice dish gets its flavor from a mixture of cilantro, garlic and chile pepper that's blended and added to simmering rice.
Makes 4 or 5 servings


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1 cup fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 fresh jalapeño chili, stemmed
2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup grated carrot
Fresh cilantro sprigs


1. In a blender, whirl 1 cup cilantro, garlic, chili, and 1 cup broth until smooth.

2. In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium heat, stir oil, rice, onion powder, and cumin until rice is pale golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in cilantro mixture, remaining broth, and carrot. Cover, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 18 minutes.

3. If desired, season to taste with salt. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 238
Caloriesfromfat 8.4 %
Protein 5.3 g
Fat 2.2 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 1 g
Sodium 132 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg