Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice)
- Ready In:
- 3 1⁄2 cups chicken broth or 3 1/2 cups water
- 2 coarsley chopped poblano peppers, stems and seeds removed
- 1 coarsley chopped jalapeno, stem and seeds removed
- 2 chopped scallions or 2 green onions
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped
- 2 cups parboiled rice or 2 cups brown rice, uncooked
- 1 lime, juice of
- Place the peppers, scallions, parsley, cilantro, garlic, and salt (if using chicken stock, reduce amount of salt to 1 tsp) in a food processor and process until smooth. Add a little water if needed.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the rice and stir to coat all the grains. Cook, stirring for about 2 minutes more.
- Add the ingredients from the blender to the rice and stir two more minutes, to incorporate well.
- Add the chicken broth or water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
- Turn the heat off and stir in the lime juice, making sure it's evenly dispersed.
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I LOVE this recipe! I had never heard of Mexican Green Rice, cooked with Poblano peppers, or cooked with Par-boiled rice. Melanie, you are "right on" about the par-boiled rice. My rice always seems to come out sticky but par-boiled rice made me look like a pro. I did some research on it and the way it is prepared for market makes it almost as nutritious as brown rice, but cooks like white rice. I have made this several times now, thanks for sharing.