26 Reviews

Fragrant and delightful, I found this rice to be a great change of pace from the usual tomatoey-gunky Spanish rice one comes to expect when having a Southwestern or Mexican meal. I found I didn't require the called for amount of olive oil, as I just sprayed the pan with olive oil spray and made do, as a low-fat alternative. Also, when the rice was finished, it was slighty wet, which may have been due to the type rice I used, but in any case, I remedied it by placing a clean towel between the lid of the pan and securing tightly and allowing it to rest for 10-15 minutes while the towel absorbed the excess moisture. At that point the rice was light and fluffy as could be! :) Great rice recipe, Izzy, it went well with chicken fajitas and my sizzling chile garden salsa...my husband just loves this- and I'm sure I'll make this often to get on his good side! ;)

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Sue Lau May 20, 2002

UPDATE: This is a staple in our house - make it all the time. Always use all chicken stock - no water - better that way! Also add in a variety of other peppers (fresh green chile's etc.) and always use the larger can of roasted green peppers. LOVE IT!!! PS... 2 C rice makes enough for a large crowd. Cut down if small family..... PREV: Made this with Basmati rice and it was really really good! Served it for dinner with good friends. The wife saw my leftovers and asked to take some home! That's how good it was!

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Gidget265 March 01, 2014

A little disappointed after reading all the rave reviews. I left out the chiles as I thought some family members may not like them, and I was probably a little short on the cilantro, but didn't find this spicy at all. In fact if I were to make this again, I would half the rice and leave the seasonings the same(maybe even more cilantro) and just use the can of broth with no added water.

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rjoyce1 August 15, 2011

Tried this recipe awhile ago and it was as fabulous then as it is now, I entered a cook off competition this past weekend with this recipe complimented with "Fabulous Oxtail" recipe and took 1st place, thank you to Izzy Knight for posting this great recipe. I used Basmati Rice and omitted the Chillies. 10/10 Superb recipe

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Lisa P. December 30, 2013

Delicious--much better than "Spanish" rice. I used white rice and omitted the jalapeno (just what I had on hand); it turned out very well. Made a great dinner with black beans seasoned w/ cumin and homemade salsa!

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thedixongang June 24, 2011

Best Cilantro rice I've ever had! Great, full flavor went perfectly with Barbacoa. I skipped the jalapeno and it was perfectly spiced. Thank you so much for an awesome rice recipe that I will use again and again!!! UPDATE: I made this with Gingery Chickpeas in Spicy Tomato Sauce and it was FAbulous! Great flavors and wonderful for a meatless meal.

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lolablitz June 08, 2010

Holy Moly I made this rice SPICY!!! I used two good sized jalapenos instead of the chilies. Almost too spicy and I love spicy food! This had great flavor. I really enjoyed making my own flavored rice instead of buying the boxed rice. This is a keeper! It made a lot of rice too, next time I need to half it. We ate this with fish tacos.

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GennasMommy May 12, 2010

I was looking for a simple side dish and this was it! This rice was really good! I didn't have green chilies, but I can't wait to make it again with them. I know I'll be making this rice often. I love cilantro. Thanks for a great recipe!

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Brynde December 06, 2009

I found this when I was looking for something to go with Caribbean Jerk Chicken. I definitely found the perfect match! I followed the recipe exactly and my whole family LOVED it. Thank you for this yummy recipe!

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GeeGeesmommy October 22, 2009
Cilantro Rice