This simple side combines fluffy and aromatic Carolina® Basmati Rice with a fresh and zesty homemade chimichurri sauce to pair with grilled steak, chicken, seafood or vegetables.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in 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.
Alternatively, try this recipe with other rice varieties like white or brown rice. Visit our guide and discover the answers to the FAQs about grains, like how long to cook white rice or the perfect water to rice ratio, and start making perfectly cooked rice, every time.
Originating in South America, more specifically Argentina and Uruguay, a classic chimichurri sauce can arguably be considered the ultimate sauce! In fact, it takes only minutes to blend together and requires no cooking but goes a long way in terms of flavor and uses. Marinade your beef or vegetables, combine it into a Spicy Beef and Chimichurri Rice Dip to share, top your meat and rice meals or even use as a dressing for rice salads.
Today, we’ve chosen to mix it into a flavorful side with aromatic basmati rice. Simple yet so flavorful for any meal whether you make it into a rice salad, rice side or burrito and taco filling.
Follow the simple instructions by first blending the shallot and garlic until minced for the base. Then add in your fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro along with olive oil for a smooth texture, vinegar and lemon juice for a zingy touch and oregano, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes for extra flavor.
Simply pour your fresh chimichurri sauce over grilled steak like flank steak or skirt steaks or chicken, shrimp and vegetables. The choice if yours. Travel the world in your kitchen by making this South American specialty at home!