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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*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 904mg 38%
Potassium 214mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 69.2%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.