Mexican Coriander Rice


Coriander or cilantro as they say in North America 🙂 is my favourite herb in the world! I love everything with coriander, be it garnishing or cooking! Just a few days ago all I had in my fridge was a big bunch of coriander and fresno chillies and I thought of making this amazing Mexican Coriander Rice. I wanted to make this rice healthy so I mixed some brown rice in this recipe and it turned out really good.

I made this rice with pre cooked rice but you can also cook the rice with the coriander paste. The recipe I am writing is for leftover cooked rice which in my opinion works best. So give it a try.


  • 1 cup white cooked rice
  • ¼ cup brown cooked rice
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 onion cut in chunks
  • 1 or to taste fresno chilli
  • 1 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsp oil


Make a paste of onion, coriander, garlic, chilli and mint to a fine paste.

Heat oil and add finely chopped onion, sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the coriander paste and continue sauté for 5 minutes.

Add rice, salt, cumin powder and mix it well. Cover it for 5 minutes.

Drizzle lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with beans!

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