July 6, 2011

Mexican Green Rice

I LOVE Mexican Food and I LOVE rice!  So, Mexican Rice is even better!  This rice turned out delicious!!  It has those Mexican flavors that I love, but it was not too spicy.  I think kids could even eat this one?  I served this with one of my favorite tacos (I will post recipe soon)!  I think this rice would be so good in a taco salad or in a copy-cat Cafe Rio salad!      
Mexican Green Rice
adapted from: The Naptime Chef

3 c. low-sodium chicken broth
2-3 poblano peppers, seeded and deveined, roughly chopped
cilantro, to taste
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 Tbl. olive oil
2 c. white rice
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced

Bring chicken broth, poblanos and salt to a boil.  Simmer 10-12 minutes or until chiles are soft.  Pour mixture into a blender.  Let cool a few minutes, then add cilantro and liquify.  If you do not want any chunks, pour blended liquid through a strainer before adding to the rice.  Heat the olive oil in a large pan.  Add the onion and saute until soft.  Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.  Add the rice and stir well.  Last, add the blended chile liquid.  Simmer on medium-low, covered, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked completely.  If all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is not quite tender, just add a little water and cook for another few minutes.  Fluff with a fork before serving.  

Jenn's Notes:  I made a half of a batch of this rice and I used one very large poblano and a handful of cilantro.  I had to add extra liquid towards the end, because my rice was still a little crunchy and all the liquid had been absorbed.  Half of a batch still made tonz!  Way more than two people could eat.  Next time, I will try 1/4 of a batch or plan another meal for the extra rice!!  I really really liked this rice!   


  1. Jenn I am LOVIN your blog!! Im so glad you stopped by mine so I was able to find yours : ) This rice sounds so good. Also your Neapolitan cake looks AMAZING!!

  2. Hi Jenn. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your comment. I really appreciate it.

    That high school text book was my Home Economics recipe book and it's just the best. It's called "Day to Day Cookery" and it has all the basics. It's one of my most used books. Those old fashioned recipes never die, do they?

    Thanks again Jenn and I'm lovin that Mexican Rice. What a great accompaniment to so many dishes.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  3. Yum sounds like a great Mexican side! I'm already thinking of several things I can eat that with. I wanted to let you know about my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


  4. This sounds great! I'm going to add it in our taco night menu for next week ;) I am a new fan of your site and I LOVE your recipes! It's my new favorite!!

    I would love it if you would check mine out too!!


    Have a great weekend! I can't wait for more new recipes!

  5. I love rice, too and this sounds divine!
    I'm going to "be brave" and somehow make this in my rice cooker.....wish me luck Ü

    1. Good luck!! Let me know how it works.- Jenn

  6. This sounds so yummy I love cilantro and poblano peppers so I am going to try it. Jenn I really appreciate your notes and additional ingredient ideas. Thank