Peruvian Cilantro Rice

Peruvian Cilantro Rice


"This a recipe my mom always makes. Its delicious! The rice turns out green because of the cilantro and it's full of flavor!"


35 m servings 190 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken into a large saucepan and fill with enough water to cover, about 3 cups. Bring to a boil and cook for about fifteen minutes, or until chicken is done. Dice chicken, and reserve cooking liquid.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree cilantro with 1/2 cup water.
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan and cook garlic until lightly browned. Pour in 2 cups of the cooking liquid and stir in the cilantro puree, diced chicken, carrots, peas, cumin and rice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer, then cover; cook on low heat until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
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  1. 32 Ratings


Good effort at a Peruvian dish. In Peru, this dish is called "arroz verde" (green rice) or "arroz con pollo" (rice with chicken). It is a very popular dish. I live in Peru and eat it frequentl...

Well budy i am peruvian and just to tell u are missing key ingrdients to this peruvain recipe like the yellow pepper found in mexican produce stores wich is used for most peruvian foods and this...

This recipe is alright, I think the frozen carrots and pea do it no justice, it makes it more like a cheap food court fried rice plate. This is how I've been making arroz verde (green rice) fo...

Very good! I used fresh carrots because that's what I had plus used a full cup of both carrots and peas but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out great. My family liked it very much.

My husband is peruvian and we always make this with beer (cusquena or corona.)you add it with the cilantro so the rice can soak it up. (about half a bottle or more if you like)I know this dish a...

I really wanted to try this recipe, because oddly enough, these ingredients were all we had in the house today! After reading other reviews I made some adjustments to steps 2 and 3 to avoid the ...

I turned this into a side dish for chicken and loved it. I added some leftover green onion to the cilantro and basically just made a green rice using the puree and chix stock to cook the rice

The CDA and other medical organizations suggest 4 oz. of meat per serving. This therefore makes TWO servings. TWO, not six. Unfortunately, it also makes from four to eight servings of rice, whic...

Sounded delicious......extremely bland and I prepared it just as directed.