Green Rice (Arroz Verde)

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

For the Rice:

1/2 cup canola oil

4 cups long-grain white rice

2 tablespoons salt

For the Spinach Mix:

1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for finishing, optional

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 box frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. To make the rice: Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan with a heavy bottom or small Dutch oven. Add the rice and the salt and stir to coat. When the rice starts to appear opaque and chalky, add enough cold water to cover the rice by the width of 2 fingers (about 1-inch). Bring to a rapid boil, and boil-without stirring!-until the water level reaches the level of the rice. Stir the rice once and reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the spinach mix: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic, stirring so it doesn't stick, and cook until fragrant. Stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Raise the heat to medium-high and cook until the spinach is just heated through. Don't overcook or the spinach will discolor.
  3. Once the rice has finished cooking, fold the spinach into the pot. Fluff the rice so that the spinach is evenly distributed. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if necessary. If you like, add a couple of drizzles of olive oil to give the rice a little gloss.
Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
PREMIUM
19m Easy 99%
CLASS
Basmati Rice
PREMIUM
Suvir Saran

Basmati Rice

7m Easy 100%
CLASS
Crab Fried Rice
PREMIUM
Marcus Samuelsson

Crab Fried Rice

20m Easy 98%
CLASS
Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cilantro Rice
PREMIUM