Carolina® Parboiled Rice is blended with Mexican-style cream and topped with charred poblano pepper cut into thin strips for flavor in every bite!
Carefully place poblano chiles on direct heat using tongs, until all sides are charred. Place in a plastic bag for 8 to 10 minutes, or until Poblanos are soft but not mushy and skin has softened. Place the chiles under cold running water and peel the skin off. Remove stems and seeds, and then slice poblanos. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add 2 minced garlic cloves, Vidalia onion and salt. Sauté, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute. Add rice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until rice begins to turn golden. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Stir in poblano strips, cream, and salt and cook until all vegetables are tender.
Rice is served warm with vegetable mixture on top.
To make vegetarian, simple swap in vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
As poblano peppers rank pretty low on the Scoville Scale, they are perfect for adding a mild kick to your meal without burning your tongue! And, there are plenty of ways you can use them like Stuffed Poblano Peppers or blending it up for a Green Poblano Rice with spinach.
Making a great rice side doesn’t have to be hard, it’s all about choosing the right flavorful ingredients to blend into your meal. We’ve chosen Carolina® Parboiled Rice which has a subtle nutty flavor that adds just a bit more than the neutral flavor of white rice and toasted it in galic, Vidalia onion and salt all simmered together with broth.
This creamy rice dish can be paired with chicken, pork or steak to serve alongside it at a BBQ or outdoor picnic. You can also use it as a touch of green on your holiday table or family get together. Make it a side dish or even a vegetarian main dish and top with tofu or beans like chickpeas and swap in chicken broth.