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Arroz Verde

A classic Tex-Mex rice best served alongside pinto or refried beans
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Arroz verde, or “green rice,” is a classic Tex Mex dish that’s made up of fresh veggies sauteed before cooking into the rice.

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  • 1 bunch green onions (about 6), white bulbs diced and green parts chopped and set aside.
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 3/4 Cups parsley flakes
  • 3 Cups uncooked white rice
  • 9 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 lime
  • 6 Cups water


In a heavy pot, saute green onions and bell peppers, parsley flakes, and bouillon cubes until bell peppers have softened a bit (about 10 minutes).

Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.

Add 6 cups water, then rice.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Put lid on pot, then turn heat on low until done.

Cook time is approximately 30-45 minutes once water/rice is added.

Before serving, add the juice of half the lime.

Sprinkle with the green onion tops.