Cilantro Rice

Total Time:
32 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
22 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Combine cilantro, garlic, chile, and 2 cups broth in a blender and process until smooth; set aside.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add onion and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add rice and salt stir to coat in oil and cook until rice becomes opaque, about 2 minutes. Carefully pour the cilantro mixture and the remaining 1 1/3 cups broth into the rice and stir to combine. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low so rice is at a simmer. Cover and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let rice rest covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.


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A good, solid recipe. However, on the 3rd attempt, I did make a few adjustments. I used 2 cups of cilantro and used a little less salt, about 1/2 T. I felt it was a bit too salty and overpowering before. I also added some fresh lime juice at the end. Success!! Everyone loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tried this the other night with the chipotle chicken I made and it was a complete knock out! I loved it so much and I can't wait to make it again! So easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great, tasty and simple. If you don't use low sodium chicken broth, put less salt. This is getting added to our regular dishes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making cilantro rice. Plucking the cilantro from the stem was time consuming but I think there's probably an easier way I don't know about. Once that was done everything else was a piece of cake. The timing was perfect. The rice was firm but not hard. The rice taste better on day two which is a plus. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I both loved this recipe. I had to cook it a bit longer than it suggested, just be sure to test it for tenderness. Will use even more cilantro next time because we love it! Was looking for an alternative to my traditional Mexican rice, and I found it! Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hands down this is the best cilantro rice - definitely restaurant quality. One guest actually groaned with pleasure as she ate it. Served with a grilled pork roast with mojo marinade and sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FABULOUS! My entire family loved it. Followed it to the letter, and it was just what we were looking for. We also added a bit of lime juice at the end - perfection. Thank you Aida! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very disappointing. I had high hopes, but my family and I hated this rice. I ended up throwing it all away. It had NO flavor, was not spicy, and was a bit crunchy. I followed the recipe exactly. I won't make this dish again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this rice dish. Made extra to keep in fridge for other dinners too. Makes a great side dish for steaks and chicken and seafood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good. I definitely will use regular salt next time... item not reviewed by moderator and published

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Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse