Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)

Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)

Cilantro is one of those flavors people either love or hate. I happen to love it and I can’t cook without it. I hope you like cilantro, so you can enjoy today’s delicious recipe.

Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)

My readers have been requesting more recipes for side dishes, so today I am sharing a simple rice recipe that has huge flavor and a beautiful color. This Arroz con Cilantro is very convenient for those last-minute meals and goes well with fish, poultry, beef, pork or even beans. I really loved the flavors of this rice!

Buen provecho!

Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)-My Colombian Recipes



  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped white onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)-My Colombian Recipes


  1. Place 1/2 cup of the chicken broth with the cilantro and cumin in the blender. Blend until well combined and set aside. Heat the butter over medium temperature in a medium pot.
  2. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions are soft for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir it well, add the cilantro mixture and the rest of the broth and bring it to a boil.
  4. Let the liquid reduce until it barely covers the rice, cover with a lid, reduce the temperature to low, and cook for about 20-25 min.
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  1. says

    I love cilantro in rice – It really freshens it up and is a lovely side dish for so many different types of main meal. I love it with curries.

  2. Roberta says

    I LOVE LOVE cilantro!! I put cilantro in my steaming hot chicken soup with some lime juice, it’s invigorating!
    I’ve made this cilantro rice similar to your recipe but I add 1 juiced lime and zest of lime into it and add some more cilantro into rice after it’s been cooked. Yummm!!

  3. Christina says

    Hola Erica! I just finished making the cilantro rice and it is awesome! I used it as a side for my sopa de pollo y fideo, which also came out great. Thank you!

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