Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
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The green color of the rice comes from poblano chiles and cilantro. Arroz verde is a popular Mexican side dish that goes well with fish tacos, grilled chicken, or fahitas.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
37 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 17 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place poblano peppers cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet.

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  • Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool, about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine poblano peppers, onion, garlic, water, cilantro, and lime juice in a blender; blend until smooth.

  • Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir rice, stirring frequently, until transparent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add poblano mixture and bring to a boil. Stir in chicken bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice has absorbed all liquid and is soft, about 20 minutes.

  • Remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 42.7g; fat 7.4g; sodium 41.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2019
This dish was delicious and a nice change up from making Mexican Rice. The only real change I made was instead of bouillon I used unsalted chicken stock as that's what I had on hand. If you do this you might want to add a little salt as bouillon usually contains sodium but I forgot and the recipe still came out great following the directions as written! Also the recipe doesn't specify what kind of rice to use but I went with medium grain. We really enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
Nice change from plain white rice - will definitely make this again my husband loves it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2019
This dish was delicious and a nice change up from making Mexican Rice. The only real change I made was instead of bouillon I used unsalted chicken stock as that's what I had on hand. If you do this you might want to add a little salt as bouillon usually contains sodium but I forgot and the recipe still came out great following the directions as written! Also the recipe doesn't specify what kind of rice to use but I went with medium grain. We really enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More