Cilantro Rice

cilantro rice

Cilantro rice is so good it can be eaten alone or as an accompaniment to pretty much anything you’d like for example fish, chicken or even inside a burrito. Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs, it is inexpensive and so tasty and wonderful in this rice. Cilantro adds a freshness and flavor that is unique while the garlic gives it boldness. This recipe has great strong flavors and is easily doubled or as I have had to do with a big extended family tripled.

Cilantro Rice


2 cups packed cilantro leaves
5 garlic cloves
3 1/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion diced
2 cups long-grain white rice
1 tablespoon kosher salt


1. Combine cilantro, garlic and 2 broth in a blender and process until smooth; set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes.
3. Add rice and salt stir to coat in oil and cook until rice becomes opaque, about 2 minutes.
4. Carefully pour the cilantro mixture into the rice and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low so rice is at a simmer.
5. Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 25 minutes.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.