Arroz Verde (Green Rice) Recipe

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Arroz Verde (Green Rice)
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  • 1/2 cup tightly packed fresh cilantro stem (about 1/2 oz.)
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh stemmed spinach leaves (about 1 1/2 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion


  1. Put the cilantro, spinach and chicken stock in a blender and blend until finely pureed.
  2. Add the milk and salt and blend just until everything is blended.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a 3 qt saucepan with a good lid, heat the olive oil and butter.
  5. When the butter is melted, add the rice and saute until it just begins to brown (3 minutes).
  6. Add the onion and garlic and cook another minute, stirring.
  7. Add the contents of the blender, stir well, bring the mixture to a boil, then put the lid on and turn the heat to low.
  8. Allow to cook at least 20 minutes.
  9. Stir the rice very carefully with a fork, then cover and let it cook another 5 minutes.
  10. Turn off the heat and let the rice steam, covered, for about 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 110.3 Kcal (462 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.59g 13%
Cholesterol 17.79mg 6%
Sodium 481.65mg 20%
Potassium 145.65mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.32g 2%
Sugars 3.82g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 1%
Protein 3.2g 6%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 68.2mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 92.97 Kcal (389 kJ)
Calories from fat 65.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.24g 13%
Cholesterol 14.99mg 6%
Sodium 405.97mg 20%
Potassium 122.76mg 3%
Total Carbs 4.48g 2%
Sugars 3.22g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.12g 1%
Protein 2.7g 6%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 57.4mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.9
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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