Mexican Green Rice Recipe

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Mexican Green Rice

courtney power

By
@angelbear39

A friend of mine made this with a big mexican meal she made I really enjoyed it and have been making it since.I did tweak the recipe just a little from the original


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1/2 c
tightly packed cilantro (about 1/2 oz.)
1 c
tightly packed fresh stemmed spinach leaves (about 1 1/2 oz.)
1 1/4 c
low sodium chicken stock
1 1/4 c
milk
1 tsp
salt or salt substitute if you can't have
1 Tbsp
olive oil
3 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1 1/2 c
long grain rice or brown rice for healthier alternative
1/4 c
finely minced onions
1
garlic clove ,minced

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put the cilantro,spinach and chicken stock in a blender and blend until finely pureed.
2
Add the milk and salt and blend until everything is blended.
3
set aside.
4
In a 3 qt. saucepan with a tight fitting lid, heat the olive oil and butter.
5
When the butter is melted, add the rice and saute until it just begins to brown(about 3 mins.)
6
Add the onion and garlic and cook another minute,stirring often.
7
Add the contents of the blender,stir well, bring the mixture to a boil, then put the lid on and turn the heat to low.
8
Allow to cook at least 20 minutes. (if using brown rice you may have to cook a little longer)
9
stir the rice very carefully with a fork, then cover and let cook another 5 minutes.
10
Turn off the heat and let rice steam covered for about 10 minutes before serving

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Other Tag: Healthy