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Cilantro Rice

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.

Sunset JANUARY 1997

  • Yield: Makes 4 or 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Salt
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 238
  • Calories from fat: 8.4%
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 48g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sodium: 132mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
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