This zesty and creamy homemade Green Poblano Rice dish is made with hearty and aromatic Jasmine Rice and loaded with nutrients for a quick weeknight dinner or rice bowl lunch.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Heat oil in large skillet set over medium heat. Cook poblanos, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes or until veggies are very tender. Stir in spinach. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly wilted.
Transfer poblano-spinach mixture to blender with 2 tbsp water; pulse until smooth. Toss with rice, cilantro and lemon juice.
• Poblano rice makes a versatile side dish. Serve with tacos, chilis, soups or stews.
• Use any leftover rice as a base for rice bowls or salads.
The ingredient list may look small, but this delicious rice dish is loaded with flavor!
If you’ve never tried making a homemade poblano pepper sauce, it’s quite simple following our step by step instructions. Poblanos are mild chili peppers originally grown in Mexico making them quite common throughout Mexican cuisine as well as other Latin American dishes like Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers or Pozole with Fish and White Sauce.
If you’re a fan of full-flavored rice dishes, you’ll want to add this green poblano rice to your list to try! Start with a base of diced poblanos, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and sautée until tender to get that nice roasted flavor in the skillet. Your kitchen should start to fill with the aroma already at this point. Next, add in the spinach for more nutrients and vibrant color. Transfer to a blender to create a creamy and tasty sauce.
Knowing just how much water for 1 cup of rice depends on which rice variety you’re using! For example, our Jasmine uses a water to rice ratio of 1½ to 1 while our White Rice uses a ratio of 2:1. Make sure you follow the package instructions to get the rice just right!
This dish is perfect to serve alongside fish, chicken or meat and it’s perfect to use as a base for a filling rice salad or rice bowl.