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Arroz Verde (Green Rice)

Arroz Verde (Green Rice) created by jrusk

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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40mins
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  • Put the cilantro, spinach and chicken stock in a blender and blend until finely pureed.
  • Add the milk and salt and blend just until everything is blended.
  • Set aside.
  • In a 3 qt saucepan with a good lid, heat the olive oil and butter.
  • When the butter is melted, add the rice and saute until it just begins to brown (3 minutes).
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook another minute, stirring.
  • Add the contents of the blender, stir well, bring the mixture to a boil, then put the lid on and turn the heat to low.
  • Allow to cook at least 20 minutes.
  • Stir the rice very carefully with a fork, then cover and let it cook another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the rice steam, covered, for about 10 minutes before serving.
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"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. micro_ang
    This is so, so good! Amazing flavour. Everyone I've made it for has loved it. It's not the quickest and easiest rice to make, but the little bit of extra time is so worth it.
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  2. IvonneQ
    Amazing!! I'm just making this rice now, and the smells are amazing. My kids will love it. I would like to know if the butter can be replaced with coconut oil and the milk with coconut milk. I'm lactose intolerant so my family will have it, but I would love to try this for me as well.
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  3. IvonneQ
    Amazing!! I'm just making this rice now, and the smells are amazing. My kids will love it. I would like to know if the butter can be replaced with coconut oil and the milk with coconut milk. I'm lactose intolerant so my family will have it, but I would love to try this for me as well.
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  4. CaliforniaJan
    Excellent rice! I used all olive oil and reduced the amount to about 2T. I also used fat-free milk. It is so fragrant and pretty...an excellent side dish. If served with crumbled feta cheese on top it could become a vegetarian main course (vegetable stock could be easily substituted for the chicken stock in that case).
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  5. xinalynn
    I tried making this once in my rice maker and failed horribly; I just tried again following the instructions exactly and got lovely, fluffy rice. The flavor is nice but understated, making this a good companion dish to something with a bit of kick. The only change I made was to use 3 more Tsp olive oil instead of the butter.
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