- Mexican Green Rice
Mexican Green Rice
Meal Tags: Dinner
Dietary Tags: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/2 white onion, roughly chopped
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 cup long grain white rice
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 lime, juice
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In the bowl of a food processor, add the spinach, cilantro, onion, poblano pepper, jalapeño, garlic, and 1/4 cup of broth. Set it aside.
In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until it begins to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the green salsa and cook, stirring, until it becomes fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover the pot and continue to cook until all of the broth has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Stir in the beans and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the rice immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.