Chilean rice

Main Dish
2 servings
15 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped onion or scallion

2 tablespoons finely diced multi colored bell peppers

2 tablespoons finely diced carrots

2 1/4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth, heated

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional)


  • Rinse rice several times under cold water in a sieve and drain.
  • Cook the onion, bell pepper, and carrot in lard for 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook another minute, allowing rice to get thoroughly coated with lard. Add the hot broth, and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender (do not stir while cooking).
  • Fluff rice with a fork and garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve hot.


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