Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Arroz Verde Mexicano (Mexican Green Rice)

Not commonly seen in restaurants but it is delicious. This is my mom's recipe for it. It is simple, flavorful, and pure.
All my measurements are approximated for this usually I eyeball everything.

-Bring a small pot of water to boil don't ask you'll see why later.
-1 ¼ cups White Rice
-2 ½ cups water or chicken stock (I had leftover stock from the mole sauce I made today)
-1 tsp Chicken Bouillon (if using water if not replace with salt)
-Salt to taste (yes more salt if necessary even if you replaced it with the bouillon you don't want to salt it solely with bouillon it'll taste to strong)
-6 medium tomatillos
-½ onion minced
-2 cloves garlic minced

-Blend tomatillos with 2 ½ cups water or stock in a blender along with salt and some bouillon.

-In pot that you started boiling water add rice stir until liquid Is white then turn of heat and drain rice on a strainer (remove all water I don't know why but my mom does this it's an important step for this rice dish)

-Now heat generous amount of oil in a deep pan or pot sautee onions and garlic until fragrant. Add rice and stir.

-Then add blended tomatillos bring to a boil,

-cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes. Check afterwards to make sure it is fully cooked.


Marilyn said...

This is a new recipe for me.
Never seen Mexican Arroz Verde before.
Ya vistes my Gren Rice? Es a base de espinaca.

Nathan said...

Yo ago otro a base de cilantro que es differente al de mi madre, y le meto sofrito cubano, cilantro molido con el sofrito y caldo de pollo con comino y sal.

Anonymous said...


Can you pretty please try to find me a good vegan recipe for the arroz rojo? I've attempted a few but they don't taste anywhere near the real thing!



Nathan said...

Hello Belinda,

Thank you for the visit! You can make a delicious arroz rojo that is vegan :-) Follow the recipe for arroz rojo on my blog and substitute the chicken bouiilon powder, for a vegan bouillon powder alternative, or use a good quality vegetable stock to substitute the water and bouillon :-) Here is the link to my arroz rojo:


Hope that helps, if you have any concerns comment or email me :-)