Arroz verde

Green Rice

Vibrant in both colour and flavour our Arroz Verde (Green Rice) recipe combines white rice with an earthy, herby punch of flavour. Easy to make and a conversation starting colour, this mouth watering Mexican delight is the perfect accompaniment to any meat dish or easily enjoyed on its own.





40 min


  • 1 cup rice
  • 5 poblano chilli
  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1 corn
  • 1/4 bunch coriander
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp salt

Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly & drain excess water.
  2. Blend 3 poblano chilies with onion, garlic, coriander, & salt, adding a bit of water or stock. Roast other 2 poblano chillies directly over a fire until charred, then place them in a sealed plastic bag or container to sweat. Remove the skin & cut them in stips.
  3. Remove corn kernels from the cob & reheat the remaining water or chicken stock.
  4. Heat oil in a pot over high heat, add rice, & stir until slightly yellow, then pour the sauce over the rice & stir for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining water or chicken stock to the pot along with the chilli & corn kernels. Taste for salt & bring to a boil, taste for salt then reduce heat to low, cover, & cook for 1 minute.
  6. After 10 minutes, gently stir to distribute the sauce evenly, then cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat & let the rice sit, covered, for 10 more minutes.
  8. Remove the lid & let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

¡Buen Provecho!

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