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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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


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.