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This Peruvian Green Rice is hands down the best side rice in the world! A bunch of coriander not only makes it green but extraordinarily nutritious and delicious!

Peruvian Green Rice

This Peruvian Green Rice is hands down the best side rice in the world! A bunch of coriander not only makes it green but extraordinarily nutritious and delicious!

Course Side
Cuisine Peruvian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal

Ingredients

  • 50-60 g fresh coriander
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 Tbsp bacon fat (fat released from about 2 strips of bacon you had for breakfast ;)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup jasmin rice
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1 carrot

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop onion, peel and crush garlic and peel and dice carrot.
  2. Preheat a large pot over medium heat.
  3. Add coriander and water to blender and blend until coriander is completely liquified.
  4. Add bacon fat to pot, then add onion, crushed garlic and diced carrot. Fry until onion is translucent. About 3 minutes.
  5. Add jasmine rice, coriander water and wait until water boils.
  6. Once it boils, immediately turn heat down to low and cover with a tight sitting lid.
  7. Cook for approximately 10 minutes, until all water has been absorbed.
  8. Add peas and fluff rice with a fork.
  9. Sprinkle some chopped fresh coriander on top for decoration and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Peruvian Green Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 904mg39%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 3460IU69%
Vitamin C 9.4mg11%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.