Arroz con Cilantro (Cilantro Rice)

by Erica Dinho on January 10, 2014

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

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  • 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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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ela@GrayApron January 10, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I love simple rice dishes…no sauce, no load of vegetables…especially in the Summer. Can’t wait to make this one! :) ela


2 belinda @zomppa January 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I happen to love it too!!


3 Corina January 11, 2014 at 6:55 AM

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.


4 Angie@Angie's Recipes January 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Love cilantro! The rice must be very tasty.


5 grace January 15, 2014 at 2:50 PM

i love cilantro but i’ve never been a fan of rice. in fact, i’d probably avoid it completely except when it’s served like this!


6 Roberta January 25, 2014 at 4:28 AM

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!!


7 Qi Zhang February 18, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hi, I just made your cilantro rice and it was amazing! I’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks


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