Who said rice had to be boring? This Easy Green Chile Rice is richly savory and simmered to perfection in chicken broth with diced chiles, onions and just a little butter. This simple rice recipe delivers loads of flavor and is the the perfect side dish to serve with your best Mexican eats. It even adds a bit of flair when dished up with your favorite gumbo!
What You Need To Make Green Chile Rice
- long grain white rice
- chicken broth
- diced green chiles (canned)
- yellow onion
The Engineer is a HUGE fan of rice. He would eat it almost every meal, I believe. And with easy, delicious recipes like this Green Chile Rice, I can see why. There’s so much good flavor packed into these tender grains, you might just decide to make a meal out of it all by itself.
The secret to flavorful rice is cooking it in broth instead of water. The rice soaks in all that rich, brothy goodness while it simmers, creating savory layers of delicious as it steams and plumps to the perfect tenderness. Add a few mild green chiles and a diced onion to the mix and you’ve got a rice dish that’s no slouch in the taste department.
What to Serve with Green Chile Rice
- Simply Authentic Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas
- Ultimate Short Cut Mexican Cornbread
- Layered Beef Enchiladas
- Ultimate Mexican Pot Roast
- Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole
This is also the rice I serve with my Easy Louisiana Blonde Gumbo recipe. The flavor combo is out of this world tasty, and there’s never a grain of rice or drop of gumbo leftover.
Who needs a pre-packaged flavored rice mix when rice this good is this easy? You and your family are going to love having this side dish showing up at your table as a part of your regular meal time repetoire.
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Green Chile Rice
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 2 C long grain white rice
- (2) 4 oz. cans green chiles
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- In a large saucepan, combine broth, rice, undrained chiles, onion, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender (about 20-25 minutes). Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and serve.
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