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Cilantro Rice

Yield Makes 4 or 5 servings
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.