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Simple Butter Cilantro Rice gets a ton of flavor from a simple grocery store ingredient! This easy side dish is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any weeknight meal!

Simple Butter Cilantro Rice Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups cooked rice 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Simple Butter Cilantro Rice gets a ton of flavor from a simple grocery store ingredient! This easy side dish is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any weeknight meal!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups water or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup recaito culantro cooking base see notes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup long grain rice (not instant rice)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring water (or stock) to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and stir in rice, recaito culantro cooking base, butter and salt/pepper.
  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  4. Fluff rice with a fork and spoon into serving bowl.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Notes

*I found the green recaito culantro cooking base in the Hispanic/Latin section of my grocery store.

Keywords: cilantro rice