Rice Cooker Cilantro Brown Rice is so flavorful and couldn’t be any easier to make. Just pop everything (except the cilantro) into the rice cooker and turn it on. Serve as a side dish with any Mexican food, or as a filling in your tacos and burritos for Taco Tuesday.
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I made this Rice Cooker Cilantro Brown Rice to go with my White Bean & Sweet Potato Taco Filling.
Recaito Cilantro Cooking Base
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Both recipes feature Goya Foods, and especially the Goya Recaito Cilantro Cooking Base. I found the flavor to be really good, and so easy to use. I wanted to try it in everything. And, those cilantro rice side dishes are so good. In case you aren’t familiar with this cilantro cooking base, I’d describe it as a salsa or a relish, maybe a sauce.
It’s an easy way to get lots of flavor into your dishes. Try it on eggs or rice, or scoop it with chips. Stir a spoonful into guacamole or maybe a canned store-bought salsa. It helps you to get the flavor you want for soups, beans, and all sorts of other Mexican and Latin-inspired meals. This Goya cilantro cooking base includes cilantro, onion, green peppers, olive oil, and garlic for a rich flavor.
My Rice Cooker Cilantro Brown Rice couldn’t be any easier. Just pop everything (except the cilantro) into the rice cooker and turn it on. The rice cooker does all the work for you. Then, when it’s done, toss the rice with the chopped cilantro.
Use the cooked rice as a side dish or add it to tacos or burritos for a healthy flavor kick!
Notes about the recipe:
I use veggie broth in everything I make, even a chicken or meat dish. I love the flavor of veggie broth.
If you have a favorite chicken broth that you make or buy, feel free to use that. Just know that the dish won’t be vegetarian any longer. But, if you’d rather use your tried and true favorite broth, that’s fine. I wouldn’t recommend beef broth for this, as the flavor would be too strong.
Can I use white rice in this recipe?
Brown rice takes more liquid than white rice, so if you use white rice or a blend or brown and white, adjust the liquid accordingly. Just take a look at the back of your rice package, there will most likely be directions for rice to water ratios.
Don’t forget about Goya Foods’ great cause:
I’ve partnered with Goya Foods to promote their “Can Do” campaign.
For every can of Goya Coconut Milk purchased in November and December, 2017, Goya will donate products to Feeding America. The food will then be distributed to families in need at local food banks across the country.
The ‘Can Do’ campaign is part of Goya Gives, a national initiative committed to supporting local communities through social and environmental causes. By the end of the year, Goya will donate at least 600,000 pounds of food.
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Rice Cooker Cilantro Brown Rice Recipe
Rice Cooker Cilantro Brown Rice
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ Cup Goya Recaito Culantro cooking base
- 4 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups Brown Rice
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- Place oil, cilantro cooking base, broth, and brown rice in the bowl of a rice cooker. Following the manufacturer’s directions, turn the rice cooker onto cook, and cook rice until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked. Toss the cooked rice with the chopped cilantro. Serve hot.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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I seriously couldn’t live without my rice cooker! This looks perfect for me 🙂