Cafe Pasqual's Cilantro Rice

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by SusieQusie

Cooled with cilantro & scallion, this rice is also heated with a chile kick. Adapted from Gourmet magazine - July 2006.

Top Review by RedVinoGirl

I think I'm in the minority here. This had WAY too strong of a cilantro taste for us (and we love cilantro!) to the point that it overwhelmed the dish a bit. It was decent...but if I tried it again, I would cut the cilantro in at least half! I even thinned the puree' a bit with some water since it was thicker than it should have been. But still really strong for us. Glad we tried it. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring rice, water & 1 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pan & simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove lid & fluff with a fork.
  3. While rice is cooking, using a blender, puree cilantro, onion, scallion, jalapeno, lime juice, olive oil & remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. (If needed, can add 1-2 tablespoons water to get a smooth puree.).
  4. Add mixture to rice & stir with a fork till well blended.

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