Chimichurri Rice


This is quite late to wish everyone a grand 2019 but in my defense I have been busy with holidays and family reunions and then recovering from the hangovers of the holidays and family reunions. So happy 2019 to everyone. I begin this year, surprisingly, not with a bread recipe which is usually the norm. This is mostly because I have stopped thinking of life in terms of years and planning something for the beginning of one calendar year as if life changes in any way. Maybe I am getting old or maybe wise, but either ways I am not able to look at a new calendar year with any excitement of starting something new and amazing.

On that note, here is the first theme of the Blogging Marathon for this month – Dishes from the southern hemisphere. My first dish is from Argentina – the Chimichurri Rice. This is a simple and flavourful one pot rice dish that can easily be whipped up for a lazy dinner.


Recipe adapted from here

Serves 3


2 tbsp Olive oil

1 1/4 cup Basmati Rice

1 Onion, large, thinly sliced

1 tbsp Juice of lemon

1/2 tsp Ginger, grated or finely chopped

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 tsp Red chilly flakes / powder

3-4 tbsp Tomato puree / Sauce

2 cups Vegetable stock

3-4 tbsp Fresh coriander, finely chopped

3 tbsp Golden corn (optional)

3 tbsp Green peas, fresh / frozen (optional)



  • Heat oil in a large pan
  • Add the rice and onion and fry on medium high flame
  • Once the onion is translucent and the rice is slightly brown, reduce the flame
  • Add ginger, garlic, chilly flakes and juice of the lemon and mix well
  • Add tomato puree and mix
  • Pour the vegetable stock and add salt and the peas and corn, if using
  • Increase to high flame till the stock starts to boil
  • Reduce to low flame and cover to cook
  • It should take around 15-20 minutes to for the rice to cook
  • Check once or twice and add additional water if necessary
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with fresh coriander
  • Serve hot
  • Enjoy!





Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Rajani says:

    Wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2019 ahead! You are right – Bread being your forte, I had also expected a bread here today but I am equally glad to see another yummy recipe. Being a typical South Indian, I prefer rice over bread any day 😀

  2. Happy New Year to you Sowmya ! Perfect beginning to the New Year . The rice with corn and peas sound quite simple , yet very flavourful . The flavours are quite similar to our Indian pulao :))

  3. Happy New Year to all of you. It’s nice to learn to cook from different countries, the chimchuri rice looks flavourful and easy to prepare. Loved it.

  4. Kalyani says:

    Happy new year to u Sowmya ! That bowl of rice seems perfect for lunchboxes or weekend dinner .

  5. harini says:

    A Very happy new year to you al as well, Sowmya. I never realized that chimichuri rice is so simple to make. Looks so easy and a perfect lunch box recipe.

  6. Priya Suresh says:

    Happy new year wishes Sowmya, Chimichuri rice looks absolutely flavourful, easy and simple to dish out with less efforts.

  7. I like these kinds of easy and filling one pot rice dishes. Doesn’t really need anything to go with it.

  8. Wish you a very happy new year Sowmya. This rice sounds easy to make and looks absolutely delicious.

  9. usha says:

    Chimichurri rice looks very flavorful and a good start to the New Year! It is always difficult to get over family and friends reunion hangovers.. 🙂

  10. That is a lovely one pot meal and great flavors. I love making these quick one pot rice recipes for weeknight dinners and this will be perfect.

  11. Suma Gandlur says:

    A happy and healthy new year to you as well. That rice makes a fuss-free and easy lunch box item.

  12. FoodTrails says:

    The rice recipe sounds so flavourful,I love one pot meals especially when one needs something quick simple and filling.

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