Roasted poblano peppers are the key to this authentic Mexican rice. I've also been adding a handful of spinach to it lately. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Mexican Green Rice

Roasted poblano peppers are the key to this authentic Mexican Green Rice. I've also been adding a handful of spinach to it lately. So good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 10-15 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 handful spinach (optional)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Roast the poblano peppers in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  You can flip them over halfway through the roasting period if you want. 
  • De-stem and de-seed the poblanos.  Add them to a blender along with 10-15 sprigs of cilantro, a handful of spinach, 1/2 onion, and 1 garlic clove.  Combine well.
  • Add a dollop of oil to a saucepan over medium heat.  Add 1 cup of rice and cook until opaque and starting to turn golden brown, stirring regularly.  This should only take a couple minutes so keep an eye on it to prevent burning.
  • Add the blender puree to the rice and cook for a couple minutes, stirring regularly.  Add 2 cups of stock and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Stir well, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and let cook until all of the liquid is absorbed, approximately 15-20 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat.  Give a stir and cover the rice, letting it sit in its own steam for a few minutes.  
  • Take a final taste for salt level, adding more if necessary.  Serve immediately and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Try to use some stock that you trust.  And if you are using a high sodium storebought stock then adjust the salt level accordingly. 
 
I usually twist off and discard the bottom, thicker portion of the cilantro stems but use the upper portion of the stems that hold the leaves.
 
You might need to add a couple tablespoons of stock to the blender to get the ingredients to combine. 

Nutrition

Calories: 161kcal