Green Rice / Arroz Verde

This colorful rice dish is fabulous with enchiladas or mole sauces!


  • 2 t olive oil
  • 1 c uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • c chopped cilantro
  • c diced onion
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded, sliced
  • 5 oz (or small bag) fresh spinach, rinsed, chopped
  • 2 c chicken broth


  1. Rinse the uncooked rice until water runs clear. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  3. Add the rice and sauté until rice is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, cilantro, onion, sliced poblano, spinach and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  5. Cover the pot and simmer until rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Turn heat off and let it sit until ready to serve.
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