Enjoy this simple and spicy rice dish made with Whole Grain Brown Rice and a lovely charred flavor from the grilled jalapeños and green onions.
Cook rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well. Grill jalapeños for 5 to 8 minutes or until charred all over and tender.
Grill green onions for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until well-marked and tender. Seed jalapeños and coarsely chop green onions. Transfer to blender with olive oil, lime juice and salt; pulse until smooth.
Toss rice with jalapeño sauce mixture until well coated.
While you may be familiar about how long to cook white rice, keep in mind that these nutty whole grains take a bit longer.
Leftover jalapeño rice can be added to soups or used as a filling for stuffing veggies such as peppers, mushrooms or tomatoes.
Jalapeños are one of those delicious plants you can use to help bring heat to any dish and this rice dish is no exception. If you’re a fan of spicy flavors, add this grilled jalapeño rice to your list of new favorites. If you’re always looking for new ways to bring more heat to your dishes try out chipotles like this Chipotle Queso Rice or maybe even poblano peppers like in this Green Poblano Rice.
It’s as simple to prepare as it is delicious to eat. And, aside from a delicious side you can use it for a variety of other meal ideas like stuffed veggies, rice bowls, or even using for enchiladas, tostadas or burritos.
Love the heat? You can top with a little sriracha sauce if you like or a few drops of your favorite hot sauce.
Less heat? If you’re just trying out jalapeños, start with a recipe like these Rice and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños and work your way up to hotter dishes. You can also top this dish with sour cream or melty cheese of choice.