Green Mexican Rice (Arroz Verde) Recipe

Green Mexican Rice (Arroz Verde) Recipe

How To Make Green Mexican Rice (Arroz Verde)

Spice up your usual plain rice with our Arroz Verde or Green Mexican Rice recipe made more delicious and slightly spicy with jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 2cupsspinach,or cooked kale, or chard
  • ¾cupcilantro leaves,(½ bunch)
  • 1jalapeno,deveined, deseeded
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • ¼yellow onion,(brown onion)
  • ¼cupcanola oil
  • 2cupswhite rice,long grain
  • 3cupschicken stock,or water
  • ¾tspsalt,(1 tsp if water is used)
  • 1tbsplime juice


  1. Add the spinach, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, onion, salt, and lime to a food processor and process until it looks like chimichurri sauce waiting for the oil, basically like a paste.

  2. Add the oil to the dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot, and heat on medium-high.

  3. Add the rice and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until it starts to turn white, but not browning.

  4. Add the stock and the spinach-cilantro mixture to the pot, stir, and turn down the heat to a low simmer.

  5. Cook for 15 to18 minutes.

  6. Check quickly for doneness, then turn off the heat, and let sit covered and undisturbed for another 5 minutes.


  • Calories: 274.42kcal
  • Fat: 8.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.88g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.20g
  • Fiber: 0.35g
  • Sugar: 1.75g
  • Protein: 5.88g
  • Cholesterol: 2.70mg
  • Sodium: 354.25mg
  • Calcium: 19.07mg
  • Potassium: 202.94mg
  • Iron: 0.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.99mg
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