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Arroz Verde (Green Rice with Cilantro)

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 h 17 m servings 256
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; cook onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Combine poblano peppers, onion, garlic, water, cilantro, and lime juice in a blender; blend until smooth.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove rice from heat and fluff with a fork. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 256 calories; 7.4 42.7 4.6 < 1 41 Full nutrition

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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 ...

Nice change from plain white rice - will definitely make this again, my husband loves it!!