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This salsa verde rice is a great rice dish that packs a tremendous amount of flavor! It’s fresh, spicy and refreshing flavors.
Salsa Verde Rice Cooking Tips:
Set out all your ingredients before starting. The salsa verde and rice are easy to make. There's a lot of ingredients to make this excellent side dish.
Can you make ahead?
Freezer: After rice cools off, place in an airtight container in the freezer for 3 months max. Thaw 48 hours before using.
Fridge: After rice cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.
Reheating: Bring a small amount of water to a boil and stir in rice, cook until hot. *A ¼ cup of liquid will be enough for 1 cup.
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Not a fan of spicy, remove the white pith and seeds from the serrano and jalapeno or omit all together.
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Salsa Verde Rice
- Salsa Verde:
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 1 serrano stem removed
- 6 cloves garlic charred
- 4 dried bay leaves crumbled
- 1 tablespoon dry oregano
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup parsley chopped
- ½ cup cilantro chopped
- To taste kosher salt and black pepper
- 3 ½ cups unsalted chicken stock
- ½ cup salsa verde sauce
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 cups long grain rice
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 jalapeno stem removed and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- 1 dried bay leaf
- In a blender combine vinegar, jalapenos, garlic, bay leaves, oregano, zest and lemon juice blend on high for 1 minute. Cut blender on low and slowly pour in oil. Pour in a bowl and stir in herbs season with salt and pepper. Sit to the side.
- In a sauce pot, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Stir in rice and cook for 1-2 minutes, then add onions jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, coriander and bay leaf cook for 2 minutes. In a container mix chicken stock and salsa verde and pour in rice pot. Bring to a boil, reduce fire to low and simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for another 10 minutes.