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May 15, 2008

Arroz Verde

Arroz Verde is the Mexican rice recipe meaning “Green Rice”. I got the recipe idea from here, which I customized to suit our tastes.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Long-grain Rice (I used Basmati)
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 4 stalks of Celery
  • 4 small Jalapeno Chilies
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • ½ cup Green Peas, frozen or fresh
  • 4 small Carrots
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as required
  • 3 cups Water

Preparation:

Cut the celery, onion, chilies and garlic into medium pieces. Peel the skin of carrots and cut them into dice sized pieces.

In a microwave safe bowl, add celery, onion, chilies and garlic with just enough water to soak them, cover with a lid and microwave for 10 minutes or until the vegetables become tender.

Meanwhile, wash the rice well and soak in enough water for 15 minutes.

When the vegetables are cooked, take the bowl from the microwave and remove the cover. Let it stand until the vegetables cool down a little bit. Then puree them in a blender into a smooth paste. Reserve the water used for cooking the vegetables for later use as it has so many nutrients. Keep the puree aside.

In a pressure pan, heat the oil and fry the raw rice gently, so that it cooks evenly without burning. To this, add the chopped carrots and green peas and fry well for some time.


Add the pureed vegetables to the rice and stir well again.

Later add 3 cups of water to the rice (use the reserved healthy water too) and adjust the salt.

Stir well, check the salt and cover the pressure pan. Switch it off after 3 whistles. When all the pressure is gone, open the cover and mix the rice well.

Serve hot with some chips or alone.

This rice item tasted so great and the good point is it has all the healthy ingredients. This Arroz Verde is my contribution to A.W.E.D. event being hosted by DK of Culinary Bazaar.

27 comments:

SASHREE said... [Reply]

hmm..yummy one,wanna have now itslef:D.Looks very similar to veg fried rice uma.BTW i saw ur kids pic,they r cute..nice names

Kalai said... [Reply]

Love rice in all its forms. Looks great wearing Mexican and green! :)

Cham said... [Reply]

Love the green healthy color of rice, perfect mexican dish. Thanks for ur nice words, u re always making my day Uma.

DK said... [Reply]

This is such a healthy dish and the combo am sure is going to bring out that flavour. Thanks for sending me this delicious entry :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said... [Reply]

Hi Uma:
That is a nice maxican recipe. Rice looks YUM!. Wat could be better that a hot bowl of mexican rice in cold winter. Love it

Magnolia Wedding Planner said... [Reply]

Uma dear!! what a pleasure it's your blog so full of tasty recipe!
Thank you for your kind visits you can't imagine how much I appreciate them!
So yummy this rice!! I love rice in every way but this mexican recipe is fantastic
A big kiss
Silvia

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Wonderful recipe Uma, rice looks awesome, love the color and very nice presentation!!!

Divya Vikram said... [Reply]

rice looks perfect uma..love the addition of veggies to the rice

bee said... [Reply]

looks delicious. i love mexican rices. tomatillos would also be great in this recipe.

Suma Rajesh said... [Reply]

presentation is very good looking with celery sticks and the food looks healthy tooo........

sowmya said... [Reply]

nice recipe...am going to try it..

Richa said... [Reply]

love mexican dishes, this looks so good!

Siri said... [Reply]

simple, yummy and appetizing dish Uma. great entry..:)

Siri

Rachel said... [Reply]

Nice-looking mexican rice....

Meera said... [Reply]

That looks delicious. Fantastic entry...I made Arroz Blanco the other day. Didn't get chance to post it before the deadline. I think by the end of this event we all will learn all the spanish colors, what say?:-)

Prajusha said... [Reply]

uma,
mexican looks simple and easy to make.

Jayashree said... [Reply]

Healthy and delicious....I like the pale shade of green...

Asha said... [Reply]

Beautiful looking and easy to make too, great entry!:))

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I love the mexican rice with tomatoes.. have not tasted Arroz Verde before though. Sounds delicious.. at first glance i thought it may have tomatillos like the salsa verde.. :)

Sailaja said... [Reply]

First time to your blog. Wonderful recipe and great pics. Will definately try this recipe.

easycrafts said... [Reply]

Looks great

Rajitha said... [Reply]

uma..this looks delicious..have bookmarked this!

Seema said... [Reply]

Looks great..!!

bhags said... [Reply]

well i must say, this AWED has got out so many new mexican dishes and this Arroz Verde was unheard before...nice entry

Homecooked said... [Reply]

Nice entry! Looks great. By the way I have something for u on my blog.

Hetal said... [Reply]

Green Mexican rice looks delicious!!

Rosie said... [Reply]

Looks so colourful Uma and so yummy too :)

Rosie x

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