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Peppered Cilantro Rice

Rated as 4.24 out of 5 Stars

"This colorful confetti rice is a traditional dish in Puerto Rico. We enjoy it in the summer alongside grilled shrimp kabobs, but it is good with most any entree. -Laura Perry of Exton, Pennsylvania"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, saute the onion, peppers and garlic in oil for 2-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the water, rice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-22 minutes or until the rice is tender. Remove from the heat. Add cilantro; fluff with a fork.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2/3 cup) equals 156 calories, 3 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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Perfect. In my judgment it needed no extra flavor, no spicing up. I made a Sesame Crusted Halibut with Poblano Cream Sauce and this rice seemed as though it was specially created to complement...

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I like this rice, but I thought it was a bit bland. Next time I would add a bit of seasoning, maybe some cumin? It does need a little something though, I just can't put my finger on it. Thanks f...

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Perfect. In my judgment it needed no extra flavor, no spicing up. I made a Sesame Crusted Halibut with Poblano Cream Sauce and this rice seemed as though it was specially created to complement...

I was in a hurry and made as is (except I used green bell in place of the yellow because this is what I had on hand) and forgot that I was going to make a couple of changes. 3 1/2-4 stars as wri...

Wonderful recipe, however like previous person said, it was missing a few things... i spiced it up by replacing of one the 2 cups of water with 1 cup of chicken broth, and adding a tsp of each o...

This was very good and all six people eating it raved about it. I did use half chicken stock/water for boiling the rice for extra flavor. I also only sauteed the garlic and then waited to add th...

This rice had a sublte flavor so I followed a few others tips and added some fresh grated ginger, cumin and lemon zest... I also added 1/4 cup home made vinagrette (olive oil/balslamic vinega...

I did like this recipe and will be using again. I substituted 1 cup of chicken broth rather than one of the two cups of water. I I can see how it would taste a little bland so next time I may us...

I just made this to accompany my teryaki grilled salmon for tonight's dinner. Delicious! I added shredded carrots(had some I needed to use up) and used brown instead of white rice. This dish i...

Love my cilantro!! This recipe is so refreshing and with a great taste. I have made it four times already!!

I've made this twice. The first time I followed the instructions. The second time I didn't have garlic or onion so I used 1 tsp onion powder and 1 tsp garlic salt in place of table salt. Both...