Nutty Whole Grain Brown Rice, earthy poblano peppers, creamy Mozzarella all come together in this impossibly simple dinner that the whole family will enjoy! With less than 10 minutes of prep, this Creamy Poblano and Cheese Rice will become a fast favorite!
In food processor, purée poblano peppers and liquid until smooth; set aside.
Chop green onions, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium heat; sauté rice for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Add garlic and remaining green onions; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.
Stir in broth, milk, cream and poblano purée; bring to boil. Cover and cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in 1/4 cup cheese until cheese is starting to melt. Stir in cilantro. Remove from heat. Garnish with remaining green onions and cheese.
Serve with lime wedges if desired.
Not all stuffed vegetables are bell peppers! In fact, poblano or Anaheim peppers both have thick walls and earthy or smokey flavor respectively which make them both prime candidates! Don’t take our word for it, these gooey Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers are truly a crowd pleaser!
Customize this recipe to your liking. Whether it’s a taste or dietary preference, don’t be afraid to unfollow the recipe and explore
– Milk and Cream: Swap out the dairy for a sweeter, lactose-free option: canned coconut milk or almond milk will give you that velvety texture!
– Peppers: We recommend mild peppers for a dish the whole family can enjoy; while poblanos are rich and earthy, Anaheim peppers will be both sweet and smokey. If you want something spicier, jalapeños are rated
– Grains: We opted for a firm and chewy variety: our classic brown rice, which brings whole grains and a subtle nutty flavor to the table. For the same classic flavor, reach for a bag of Organic Brown Rice. Or, if you want those nutty notes along with an irresistible floral aroma, give our Jasmine Brown Rice a try.
– Cheese: You can never go wrong with a creamy Mozzarella, but if you don’t have any on-hand reach for provolone or white cheddar; a gouda, Swiss or Parmesan will do the trick but they are also more flavorful.
– Broth: Make this dish vegetarian-friendly by using vegetables instead of chicken broth. Though it’s slightly sweeter, it does have a more subtle flavor overall. As such, you may want to add a little more seasoning if you want that flavor-packed dish you’re craving!
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