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Cilantro Rice

An easy recipe that's sure to please everyone at the table
Cilantro rice recipe

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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Ready in
25 m
5 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 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


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.