Packed with whole grains and just a hint of heat, our Creamy Poblano and Cheese Rice is a melt-in-your-mouth meal that the whole family will love!
In food processor, purée poblano peppers and liquid until smooth; set aside.
Chop green onions, reserving 1 tbsp for garnish.
Meanwhile, in large saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium heat; sauté rice for 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly toasted. Add garlic and remaining green onions; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened.
Stir in broth, milk, cream and poblano purée; bring to boil. Cover and cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in 1/4 cup cheese until cheese is starting to melt. Stir in cilantro. Remove from heat. Garnish with remaining green onions and cheese.
Serve with lime wedges if desired.
A meal filled with flavor-packed peppers are a perfect option for Meatless Mondays! Fill your recipe book with plenty of pepper plates including our velvety Poblano Strips with Cream and Rice. For something a little lighter, our Green Poblano Rice — with aromatic Jasmine Rice, poblano peppers, spinach, and lemon — makes for a tasty citrus side dish.
Rich and earthy, poblanos have a mild heat that the whole family can enjoy. If you opt for Anaheim peppers, remember that – though they still have that hint of smoky flavor – they become sweeter when cooked. Like the poblano pepper, they have thick walls which makes them ideal for recipes like these tasty Rice Stuffed Poblanos.
Want to turn up the heat? Toss in some habanero or jalepeño peppers. Another option would be Serranos – they have more of a bite, but roasting the pepper will tone down the intensity.
Try out different varieties until you find your favorite! If you end up making a dish that is too spicy, all is not lost! Tame the heat by using citrus, tomatoes or avocados. Or, add a dollop of sour cream to neutralize the spice.
We can’t think of a better way to sneak more whole grains into your and your family’s routine. With a gold and emerald hue, this dish will quickly be devoured by any picky eaters in your family before they realize just how wholesome the Mahatma® Whole Grain Brown Rice is!