This quick, easy, and delicious chimichurri rice lets you spend more time and energy on your main dish so you can enjoy mealtime with the family.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse shallot and garlic until minced. Add parsley, cilantro, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes; mix until smooth.
Toss with rice until well coated.
Chimichurri sauce is classically served with grilled steak, so it pairs well with flavorful steaks, such as grilled flank steak or skirt steaks. Grill to medium-rare or as preferred, then slice thinly against the grain to serve.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying this delicious sauce native to Argentina and Uruguay, you are missing out! This uncooked sauce comes in a green and red version and is made of olive oil, oregano, finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, and red wine vinegar. You typically find that it is commonly used as a table condiment for grilled meat, but it’s also great as a marinade or dip for vegetables as well as meat. This recipe pairs it with fragrant Mahatma® Basmati Rice for an excellent dish full of chimichurri flavor that is a perfect side to your favorite meat or vegetable dish.
As far as sides go, it doesn’t get any easier or more flavorful than this. Simply start cooking your rice and while it cooks, place the rest of the ingredients in your food processor and blend them up. Toss the cooked rice in the chimichurri sauce until completely coated and you are done! More time to whip up your main dish and even more time to enjoy a delicious meal with family.
We believe it’s impossible to go wrong with a rice side. Whatever main dish you are serving, there is a rice side like this one that is sure to complement it beautifully. From a rice salad to a quick and easy rice dish like this one to save you time and even some creamy Rice Mac and Cheese, there are endless rice side options to keep mealtime delicious and hassle-free. For more easy and full-flavored sides like this chimichurri rice, try this Easy Coconut Rice, our recipe Mexican Rice or this Cilantro Lime Rice. You can also take a look at one of our Paella Recipes.