1/3 Photos of Arroz Verde (Green Rice)
This is an authentic Mexican rice dish from Jim Peyton, and despite it's somewhat odd sounding ingredients, it is fantastic!!! Great with any meat dish. I sometimes make this for myself for dinner, with nothing but the rice and a glass of white wine to enjoy with it. Leftovers heat up well, too.
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- 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro stem (about 1/2 oz.)
- 1 cup tightly packed fresh stemmed spinach leaves (about 1 1/2 oz.)
- 1 1/4 cups chicken stock (low salt, please)
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
- 1/4 cup finely minced onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1Put the cilantro, spinach and chicken stock in a blender and blend until finely pureed.
- 2Add the milk and salt and blend just until everything is blended.
- 3Set aside.
- 4In a 3 qt saucepan with a good lid, heat the olive oil and butter.
- 5When the butter is melted, add the rice and saute until it just begins to brown (3 minutes).
- 6Add the onion and garlic and cook another minute, stirring.
- 7Add the contents of the blender, stir well, bring the mixture to a boil, then put the lid on and turn the heat to low.
- 8Allow to cook at least 20 minutes.
- 9Stir the rice very carefully with a fork, then cover and let it cook another 5 minutes.
- 10Turn off the heat and let the rice steam, covered, for about 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for Arroz Verde (Green Rice)
Serving Size: 1 (171 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 442.5
- Calories from Fat 145
- Total Fat 16.2 g
- Saturated Fat 8.0 g
- Cholesterol 35.8 mg
- Sodium 738.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 63.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
- Sugars 1.7 g
- Protein 9.8 g