Cilantro Rice

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Cilantro Rice
Cilantro Rice
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Cilantro Rice

Try this Latin-inspired side dish that goes well with fish, chicken, and steak. Cilantro adds a refreshing herbal flavor to the rice, while a little poblano pepper is blended in for some kick. It's an easy recipe that's sure to please everyone at the table.

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4
Servings
573
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 bunch chives
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 yellow onion, peeled
  • 1 poblano pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 Cup soybean oil
  • 2 Cups Carolina rice
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

Directions

In a saucepan, bring the stock to a simmer. In a blender, combine the cilantro, chives, garlic, onion, and poblano pepper. Add the butter and half of the warm stock. Set aside.

In a saucepot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the rice and sauté for 5 minutes, constantly stirring. Add the mixture from the blender and the rest of the stock, bring to a boil for 1 minute, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 3 minutes and add the salt. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes.

Cilantro Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Cilantro Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
30%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
12g
23%
Carbs
86g
29%
Vitamin A
70µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.9%
Vitamin C
32mg
53%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
62µg
77%
Calcium
29mg
3%
Fiber
0.6g
2.5%
Folate (food)
30µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
30µg
7%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
48mg
12%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
169mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
9g
N/A
Potassium
383mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.6%
Sodium
758mg
32%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.3%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
10%