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Green Rice with Cheese

"A yummy variation on traditional Mexican green rice (arroz verde) with cheese and crema so the rice becomes super creamy and cheesy."
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1 h 20 m servings 643 cals
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 oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add rice and cook until transparent, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Combine poblano chiles, water, and salt in a blender; blend until smooth. Pour over rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the liquid has almost been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Add crema and Chihuahua cheese and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 643 calories; 43.2 g fat; 48.4 g carbohydrates; 18.9 g protein; 141 mg cholesterol; 423 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Creamy, cheesy and fluffy rice. The only addition I made was to add chopped onions when I sauteed the rice. I used Hatch chiles in place of Poblano chiles only because they are in season. Very g...