Appetizers and Side dishes — By Ben on 14 May 2008
Side Dish – Green Rice

Last Monday I posted a recipe for a Mango bbq sauce that I made last week. In the picture for that post the ribs are served with an apple salad and a green rice. I already have received a couple of e-mails asking how I made that rice. It was just an experiment based on this Francie’s delicious green rice. I just made a couple of adjustments:

  1. Instead of poblano peppers (I was out) I used green bell peppers
  2. I blended the pepper, cilantro and chicken stock with 2 garlic cloves and 1/2 onion.
  3. I fried the rice in 3 TBSP of vegetable oil until it started to turn golden brown and smell “nutty”
  4. I added the liquid to the rice, covered and cooked until the rice was soft and the liquid had been absorbed.

I really liked how it turned out. I would’ve probably liked the poblano pepper version better, but the bell pepper gave it a very unique taste. I will experiment with more green flavors in the future (spinach, tomatillo, broccoli) and report back my results. I might even try to make rice from every color of the rainbow in the future, hehe. I just love rice that much.

Buen provecho!

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(12) Readers Comments

  1. I love rice, too! All kinds of rice. It looks delicious, Ben!

  2. Tomittilo would be lovely.

  3. I’m sure that rice from every colour of the rainbow would be nice…I’ve eaten this on my many travels in the US and I find it quite addictive. I always assumed it had more cilantro in it but its good to know how its made.

  4. I haven’t tried cooking rice with peppers like this – but it’s definitely on the list!

    Rice rules!

  5. Love rice. Love peppers! Can’t wait to try this.

  6. Very creatvive in the rice department Ben. I’ll look forward to your other variations as well:D

  7. I made Francie’s version of this a while back and my husband asks for it all the time. It has become his favorite rice dish. I can’t wait to see some of your variations!

  8. I like the colour of that green rice.

  9. I must try this! I also imagine that a tomatillo version would be really great, as well. I’m also really impressed with the texture of your rice, as it looks slightly sticky, but the grains are mostly separate.

  10. That rice is so pretty, Ben, and sounds tasty, too. The hubby is always asking for rice, but I really do not like it plain. Please experiment with your rainbow recipes, and then I will have plenty of recipes to try! This one is definitely on the list!

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