A slightly spicy Mexican rice made with salsa verde and poblanos

We make a few different versions of Mexican rice. If you have some extra salsa verde in your fridge, here’s a great use for it. This is fairly easy to pull together and so much more tasty than plain rice. You’ll love it.

Poblano Rice Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup long grain rice (medium is fine)
1 small yellow onion, chopped,
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large poblano, stemmed, deseeded, and diced
1/2 cup salsa verde
3 cups chicken stock
small handful cilantro, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

Preparation

Rinse the rice well and set aside to drain. Heat the oil over medium high heat in a medium stock pot. Add the drained rice and cook stirring often for 5-6 minutes until you see the rice is beginning to brown slightly here and there. Reduce heat to medium and add the onions, garlic, and poblano. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the salsa and cook an additional minute. Stirring often. Add the stock, salt, and pepper and bring to a low boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes.

Scrape the slightly burned rice from the bottom of the pot and mix throughout the rice along with the chopped cilantro. Ready to eat. Awesome.

Soaking Rice

Soaking Rice

Cut Vegetables

Cut Vegetables

Cooking Poblano Rice

Cooking Poblano Rice

Final Poblano Rice Closeup

Final Poblano Rice Closeup

Final Poblano Rice

Final Poblano Rice

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