Green Rice /restaurant style

Pat Duran


This recipe is from Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas at the Stations.
This is so good I always get this in place of the white rice.
Try it you will love it too!

★★★★★ 2 votes
4-6 servings
20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


1 1/2 c
long grain rice
2 tsp
minced garlic from a jar
3 c
vegetable broth
1 or 2 medium
ripe haas avocados
1/4 c
fresh lime juice
2 tsp
lime zest
1/2 to 1 c
fresh cilantro leaves (or baby spinach leaves)
1/4 c
olive oil
1 tsp
cayenne pepper, or to taste
1/4 c
chopped white onion
tequila or water- as needed

How to Make Green Rice /restaurant style


  • 1Bring rice and vegetable broth to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2Combine in a blender the the avocado pieces, lime juice,lime zest and olive oil. Pulse a few times. Add cilantro and cayenne pepper if using. Blend until smooth, adding a little tequila as needed to make the mixture the consistency of dairy sour cream.
  • 3Stir the rice with a fork to fluff and add the chopped onions and garlic and dash of salt if desired. Stir avocado mixture into the rice and serve warm.
    If you like serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with chopped green onion tops.

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About Green Rice /restaurant style

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy