• Prep Time
    30 Mins
  • Cook Time
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  • Total Time
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  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Arroz Verde

    Arroz Verde

    Arroz Verde is an easy cheesy side dish that is built with many layers of flavor. An easy green chicken stock, with poblano and cilantro, flavors white rice which then gets baked with rich cream and a blend of cheeses. The result is flavorful and delicioso.

     

     

    Patricio Sandoval is a chef/partner of Mercadito. A native of Mexico, Sandoval brings the bold flavors of Latin cuisine that he grew up with, to his restaurant kitchen. 

     

     

     

     


    Ingredients
    Arroz Verde
    6
    cups
    green rice, recipe below
    3/4
    cup
    mixed cheeses, recipe below
    1/2
    cup
    heavy cream
    For the Green Rice
    3
    tablespoons
    butter
    1/4
    cup
    diced onion
    4
    cups
    green chicken stock, recipe below
    2
    cups
    Carolina long grain white rice
    *
    salt, to taste
    For the Green Chicken Stock
    1
    poblano pepper, ribs and seeds discarded
    1
    green bell pepper, ribs and seeds discarded
    5
    cloves
    garlic
    3/4
    cup
    sliced onion
    1/2
    cup
    epazote, roughly chopped
    3/4
    cup
    cilantro
    2 1/2
    cups
    chicken stock
    For the Mixed Cheeses
    14
    ounces
    manchego cheese
    8
    ounces
    Gouda
    14
    ounces
    Oaxaca cheese
    Directions
    For the arroz verde: Preheat the oven to 300F. Put rice in bowl and combine with 1 tablespoon cheese and the heavy cream; mix well.
    Spoon rice into 4 small skillets and evenly top with the cheese. Bake 4 to 5 minutes until cheese is melted and crispy.
    For the green rice: In large pot, melt butter and sweat onions until translucent. Add green chicken stock and season with salt (must taste like seawater). Bring to boil, add rice and boil again. Lower heat to low and cover with foil. Cook for 45 minutes.
    For the stock: In blender, blend all ingredients until there are no chunks visible and mixture is smooth.
    For the mixed cheeses: Separately, grate all cheeses in food processor. Mix together.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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