Green Rice with Poblano Chiles


Mexican green rice (arroz verde) is cooked in chicken broth with poblano chiles, onion and rice. The poblano chile gives it the rich green color and it tastes simply delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 13 mins
4 servings


  • 5 poblano peppers, halved and seeded

  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth, divided

  • ½ small onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 1 sprig fresh epazote leaves (Optional)

  • salt to taste


  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. Combine 4 poblano peppers, 1 cup chicken broth, onion, and garlic in a blender; blend until smooth.

  4. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the rice, stirring continuously, until evenly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add poblano chile mixture and remaining 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, epazote, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until rice is soft and all the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

  5. Slice remaining poblano chile and serve as a garnish with the rice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
8g Fat
63g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 895mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 78mg 392%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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