Mexican Green Rice

Mexican Green Rice

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courtney power


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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10 Min
30 Min


  • 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
  • 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

How to Make Mexican Green Rice


  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

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About Mexican Green Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Other Tag: Healthy

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