Cilantro Chile Rice Recipe

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Cilantro Chile Rice
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  1. Directions:
  2. In the blender, combine the chicken broth, cilantro, poblano pepper, serrano pepper and lime juice blend until smooth and set aside. In a pan heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add rice and cook, stirring often for 5 minutes. Rice will become aromatic, add onions and cook for a couple of minutes, add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the cumin, garlic powder, salt and black pepper, stir to combine. Quickly, pulse the blender to remix your liquids the pour into the rice, stir well. Bring to a boil, taste for salt, cover and simmer on low for 15 to 20 minutes or until all the liquid evaporates. Try not to disturb the rice while it is cooking. Remove from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes. When ready, fluff the rice with fork and if you still have some, add some freshly chopped cilantro and fold into rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 173.99 Kcal (728 kJ)
Calories from fat 131.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.58g 22%
Sodium 1822.15mg 76%
Potassium 339.95mg 7%
Total Carbs 8.07g 3%
Sugars 1.7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.66g 7%
Protein 1.63g 3%
Vitamin C 20.4mg 34%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 53.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 63.75 Kcal (267 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.34g 22%
Sodium 667.67mg 76%
Potassium 124.56mg 7%
Total Carbs 2.96g 3%
Sugars 0.62g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.61g 7%
Protein 0.6g 3%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 34%
Iron 0.7mg 10%
Calcium 19.6mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.4
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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