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    Mexican Green Rice(Vegetarian)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    15 mins

    35 mins

    Sharon123's Note:

    Use the leftovers, if there are any, for filling summer vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Add a little crumbled queso fresco or feta to the top and bake. Adapted from Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Simmer the stock with the celery, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, and 2 tbls. of the cilantro until the celery is tender, about 5 minutes. Puree in a blender or food processor and return it to the pan. Season to taste with salt.
    2. 2
      Heat the oil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, for a few minutes, until clear and pale gold. Add the warm stock and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes(if using white rice, let cook 15 minutes). Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, peel, seed, and chop the chiles. Add them to the pan along with the remaining cilantro and the mint. Gently fluff them into the rice with a fork.
    4. 4
      Variation with Peas:.
    5. 5
      Add 1 cup fresh or frozen peas while the rice is standing. The heat of the rice should cook the peas.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 08, 2013

      55

      Really tasty! Loved the addition of the roasted pepper and mint. Will be making this again.

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    • on September 12, 2011

      55

      Very much enjoyed, Sharon! I used white rice, and forgot about the mint, but otherwise stuck to recipe. Easily prepared, we enjoyed this with a mild curry, for a pleasantly spicy dinner. I didn't use the peas, incidentally, but may well do that another time.
      Thank you, a good change from regular steamed rice! Made for PRMR tag game.

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    • on November 14, 2010

      55

      I used corn instead of peas as a variation and had to add the chilies separately,so my kids could enjoy it too.I used fresh herbs and what a delight this dish was!

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Green Rice(Vegetarian)

    Serving Size: 1 (471 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 303.3
     
    Calories from Fat 58
    19%
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    10%
    Saturated Fat 1.0 g
    5%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 25.7 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.5 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
    15%
    Sugars 3.9 g
    15%
    Protein 6.5 g
    13%

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    vegetable stock

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