Green Poblano Rice (Arroz Verde Poblano)

A recipe for green mexican rice; its color comes from the green poblano chiles, blended with cilantro leaves. In Mexico, this less known way for preparing green rice is reserved for special occasions...

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The mexican green rice


* 2 cup rice
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup of water, more if needed
* 1 small bunch Italian parsley
* 3 sprigs of cilantro
* 3 large leaves of romaine lettuce or spinach
* 2 poblano chiles, seeded and deveined, chopped
* 1 small onion
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled
* 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups chicken broth
* Salt to taste


1) Rinse the rice under running hot water, then drain in a strainer and wait until it has drained completely.

2) Prepare and clean the vegetables; blend to liquefy the ingredients for the green salsa: the chiles, the onion, garlic and other green ingredients, with a half cup of water. Feel free to add a little more water to help the blending process, if necessary.

3) Heat up the oil in large saucepan with tight fitting lid. Give a final toss rice to not take any water. Pour the rice into the pan and fry over medium-high heat stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove excess oil.

4) Pour the green salsa we liquefied earlier and let it simmer, stirring, until it changes color. Add the chicken broth and mix. Check and adjust seasoning.

5) Cover and cook over low heat about 20 minutes, without opening the lid the whole time. When ready, fluff the rice with a fork and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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