Green Rice

"This is one of my favorite recipes to make because it's always well received. It has a wonderful aroma that envelops the house." -Arundathi Krishna, San Mateo, CA


4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 243
Caloriesfromfat 9 %
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 55.1 g
Fiber 4.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 311 mg
Calcium 28 mg


4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 poblano chiles, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt


Combine 2 cups water and rice; let stand 30 minutes. Drain well.

Place 2 tablespoons of water, fresh cilantro, and poblanos in a blender or food processor; process until smooth.

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, green onions, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add poblano mixture; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in rice, 2 cups water, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.