Recipe: Yummy Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice)

Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice). Nice Mexican twist on boring old rice. Arroz Verde (Mexican Green Rice) Rice doesn't have to be a dull side dish. Poblanos and cilantro provide the base for a green rice that's packed with flavour but easy to prepare.

Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice) Green rice is typical Mexican dish made of white rice that is cooked in pepper and herb purée consisting of jalapeños, poblano peppers, cilantro, parsley, onion, and garlic, along with broth. People also called it arroz verde, the authentic name! The result is a fluffy and tender rice infused with herbs and a little spice due to the peppers. You can have Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice) using 10 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice)

  1. You need of spinach leaves.
  2. Prepare of capsicum.
  3. It's of coriander leaves with stem.
  4. You need of green chilli (optional).
  5. Prepare of white rice.
  6. It's of garlic.
  7. You need of chopped onion.
  8. It's of lime juice.
  9. It's of cooking oil.
  10. Prepare of Salt.

Instantly, makeover ordinary rice with a few fresh ingredients! Transform it into a more vibrant "staple" dish-Mexican green rice or arroz verde (which sounds even sexier)-that is just as versatile as the plain stuff. Simple fresh ingredients and warm spices create a vibrant and flavorful Arroz Verde. Rich and refined, arroz verde is one of the most popular dishes I present to cooking classes.

Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice) instructions

  1. Cook the rice first & keep it aside..
  2. Now make a green paste using spinach, coriander leaves and stem, diced capsicum & green chilli..
  3. Now heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and temper the oil with a bay leaf & few peppercorns..
  4. After that add chopped onion, wait until it becomes transparent then add chopped garlic..
  5. Once onion & garlic start changing colors add the green paste. Then mix & stir it up..
  6. Now add some salt to the green paste & cook the green paste for 10 minutes on medium heat & stir it occasionally..
  7. Next add the cooked rice & incorporate everything together.
  8. Once every grain of the rice coated well with green paste switch off the flame & add few drops of lime juice.Serve the rice hot with your favorite side dish..

Arroz Verde or "green rice' in English is a tasty Mexican side dish made from long grain white rice cooked in a broth of pureed poblano peppers, cilantro, onions and garlic. It's known for its green color and is a great counterpoint to authentic mexican rice which typically is known for its red color. This green rice, or arroz verde, is so rich and full of flavor. not to mention the vibrant green color! You can pair this rice with any main dish! Arroz verde (in english: Mexican green rice) is a staple in the Mexican cuisine alongside with red rice and white rice.

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