Green Rice with Cheese Recipe

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Marion Jennings Modified: March 24, 2022
Green Rice with Cheese Recipe

How To Make Green Rice with Cheese

Elevate your green rice by making it creamy and cheesy. This recipe uses cheese and cream to give the Mexican dish a delicious spin.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 55 minutes



  • 4poblano peppershalved and seeded
  • 1tbspVegetable Oil
  • 1cupuncooked white rice
  • 2cupswater
  • saltto taste
  • 1cupMexican crema
  • 2cupsgrated Chihuahua cheese


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place poblano peppers cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Cook under the preheated broiler for about 5 to 8 minutes until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered. Place blackened peppers into a bowl and tightly seal with plastic wrap. Allow peppers to steam as they cool for about 20 minutes. Remove and discard skins.

  4. Heat oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until transparent.

  5. Combine poblano chiles, water, and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.

  6. Pour over rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until the liquid has almost been absorbed.

  7. Add crema and Chihuahua cheese and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes.


  • Calories: 582.25kcal
  • Fat: 34.81g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.37g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.79g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.26g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 7.62g
  • Protein: 19.54g
  • Cholesterol: 99.20mg
  • Sodium: 788.92mg
  • Calcium: 509.17mg
  • Potassium: 310.39mg
  • Iron: 1.34mg
  • Vitamin A: 164.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 109.64mg
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