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!


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

  • Tomittilo would be lovely.

  • 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.

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

    Rice rules!

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

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

  • 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!

  • I like the colour of that green rice.

  • 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.

  • 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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