Creamy Poblano & Cheese Rice
Creamy Poblano & Cheese Rice
Creamy Poblano and Cheese rice is like a "Mexicanized" version of mac and cheese!
Creamy Poblano & Cheese Rice
Creamy Poblano & Cheese Rice
Creamy Poblano and Cheese rice is like a "Mexicanized" version of mac and cheese!
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
20miutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
20miutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2cup fresh cilantrochopped
  • 2 poblano chilesseeded, deveined and diced (One for creamy sauce, 1 for rice)
  • cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • cups milk
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 3tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2cups long-grain rice
  • 1/4cup scallionsfinely minced
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1cup mozzarella cheesegrated
Instructions
  1. Blend cilantro, 1 poblano, broth and milk until completely puréed and well combined.
  2. In a medium heavy-based saucepan over medium heat, heat butter.
  3. When butter is melted, add the rice and sauté, stirring about every 30 seconds, until it just begins to brown; 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add 1 sliced poblano, scallions, garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the contents of the blender, stir well, turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Cover and turn the heat to very low, and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir the rice carefully to avoid crushing it, add cheese and cover.
  7. Cook another 5 minutes until cheese melts.
  8. Take the pan off the heat and let the rice steam in the covered pot for 10 minutes. Serve hot.