Green Poblano Rice

Green Poblano Rice

The mild taste of rice is the perfect accompaniment to robust seasonings such as chiles and cilantro.

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poblano chiles
cup chopped fresh cilantro
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
tablespoons olive oil
cup finely chopped onion
cloves garlic, finely chopped
cups uncooked converted white rice
cup finely chopped parsley
teaspoon salt, if desired
  1. Place whole chiles over open flame of gas stove, turning them from time to time, until skin is blistered and lightly charred. (Or brush oil on chile surface and place under broiler, turning carefully with tongs until blistered.) Place roasted chiles in food-storage plastic bag about 10 minutes to loosen skins. Remove skin of each by running hands down the chile. Make a vertical slit on one side of roasted and peeled chile, open down one side, and carefully remove seeds and stems.
  2. In blender, place roasted chiles, cilantro, 2 cups of the broth and the bouillon granules. Cover; blend about 45 seconds or until smooth. Strain; discard solids. Set aside.
  3. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add rice; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is light golden.
  4. Stir in strained chile liquid. Stir in remaining 2 cups broth, half of the parsley and the salt. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is almost tender. Stir in remaining parsley.
  5. Increase heat to medium. Uncover; cook about 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Add salt to taste. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)
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Poblano chiles are some of the most widely used chiles in Mexican cooking. They range from light to dark green in color and vary from mild to hot. Dried poblanos are called ancho chiles.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 730mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.