Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Rice

25 Jul

Chimichurri is one of the all-time best sauces of the world. So, when I saw Chimichurri Rice in the freezer section at Trader Joe’s there was no way I was leaving the store without it.

Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Rice

Chimichurri is a pesto-like sauce originally from Argentina, but other South American countries have their own versions, apparently. As you can see, Trader Joe’s mixture hales from Peru and is spicier than the Chimichurri I’d eaten before.

My first taste (and third, fourth, fifth, etc…) of Chimichurri was at a hole-in-the-wall Argentinian restaurant called Muni’s on Venice Boulevard in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, just down the alley from my former apartment. It still ranks as the best sauce I have ever eaten. The kind you consider drinking.

TJ’s offers up a delicious serving with this dish. Just like Trader Joe’s Quinoa Duo, you can dress up this side dish as a main course by adding chicken, fish or tofu – or a lot more veggies.

Again, here’s a meal you can make in the microwave without heating up the kitchen.

Thank you, Trader Joe’s.

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Related Links:

About Chimichurri sauce

Argentinian Chimichurri sauce

Summer squash tacos with avocado Chimichurri (includes Mark Bittman recipe)


2 Responses to “Trader Joe’s Chimichurri Rice”


  1. Chimichurri: The pesto of South America | The Hungry Man Eats - July 16, 2013

    […] I knew what chimichurri was beforehand, Trader Joe’s has an excellent chimichurri rice that I wholeheartedly recommend, but I never had it in any other preparation till this […]

  2. Dinner is Poured: Seared Scallops & Chimichurri Rice | Bordeaux-Line Crazy - June 16, 2014

    […] nearby, you guys are probably aware of all the convenience foods in their frozen section.  Chimichurri rice is one of my favorites that they sell.  Chimichurri is a green sauce – parsley and […]

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