This Peruvian Green Rice is hands down the best rice side dish ever! The fresh cilantro not only makes the rice green, but it's also extraordinarily nutritious and delicious.
Keyword Peruvian Green Rice
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
1/2bunch fresh cilantro
1 - 1.5cupsbroth* see notes
1tspAjí amarillo paste
sea salt and pepper if necessary
Chop onion and garlic and peel and dice carrot.
Add cilantro and broth to your blender and blend until the cilantro is completely liquified.
Preheat the Instant Pot or a small saucepan over medium heat and once hot add a drizzle of oil, then fry chopped onion and garlic in it until translucent. Then add ají and stir-fry for a few more seconds.
Add rice, cilantro water, and carrots to the onions and stir to combine.
Stove-top: bring to a boil and as soon as slightly bubbly, reduce heat to low and immediately cover. Set a timer for 15 minutes.Instant Pot: put on the lid and seal. Set the pot to 3 minutes on high pressure, then wait for full natural pressure release.
Add frozen peas and use a spoon or fork to mix in and fluff the rice. Then serve immediately.
* for the Instant Pot you need only 1 cup, for cooking on the stove in a small pot with a tight-fitting lid you'll need 1.5 cups. If your broth is low sodium you might want to add some salt, rice absorbs a lot of salt.