Rice Cooker Green Rice

"This recipe is adapted from Ingrid Hoffmann's Green Rice recipe (foodnetwork.com) so that it will work in a rice cooker. It has great flavor with just the right amount of heat. I now use this recipe instead of the standard red rice with Mexican dishes. It is great as a side dish with almost any Mexican food. The hub and I have even put left over rice in lightly-fried tortillas to make rice tacos that were out of this world. Note - I use sushi grade rice almost exclusively in my cooking becuase I love the stickier texture. Accordingly, I have not tried making the recipe with standard or brown rice. You may need to adjust the amount of chicken stock, especially if using brown rice. This recipe is very easy to double or triple when feeding a crowd. It is also a tried and true pot-luck pleaser!"
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Ready In:
2-3 cups




  • Cut chiles into large pieces. Remove seeds and veins for a milder rice, or leave them in for a much spicier rice. I usually remove seeds but leave veins.
  • In a blender, combine chile pieces, 1/2 cup chicken stock, garlic cloves, cilantro leaves and salt. Blend until smooth. Add more chicken stock if necessary for easier blending.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until soft. Add rice and stir for another minute.
  • Pour rice/onion mixture into rice cooker. Add chile puree and remainder of chicken stock. Give a quick stir and set rice cooker to the cook setting.
  • When cooker cycle ends, fluff rice. Some rice may be crusty on the bottom of the cooker pan - this is the tastiest stuff. The rice may need to steam a few extra minutes on the warm cycle until it reaches your desired consistency.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and lime juice if desired. You can also garnish with sliced green onion.

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  1. This is by far the best green rice recipe designed for the rice cooker that I have tried. The flavor was excellent and so fresh tasting. I served it alongside shredded pork carnitas tacos and everyone in the family loved it. I will definitely be making this rice often. Thanks Comfort Cookin' for sharing this wonderful recipe. Made and reviewed for the Spring 2011 PAC.


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