Thursday, January 21, 2010

Creamy Green Chili Rice


If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know in my household there many steadfast rice lovers. 

The king of the rice lovers, A.J., keeps track of how often I serve pasta over rice.  Seriously, how much more can be done to rice that I haven't already done?

This recipe adapted from a Bobby Flay recipe I found on Foodnetwork, turned out not only to be very simple, but really delicious too.



The leftovers were gone the next day; it seems they go really good with scrambled eggs. 

1-1/2 cups cooked white rice
1 1/2 cups heavy cream reduced by 1/2
1 can green chiles (6 oz.)
3 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley
Salt and white pepper to taste 

In a medium bowl add the rice, reduced cream and the chiles. Season with salt and white pepper to taste.  Garnish with scallions and parsely and serve.

Seriously, does it get any easier than that?



40 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

Actually, reducing the milk does sound a bit hard to me. I always seem to burn or boil over when I try this... I need to learn patience. So, how long does it take to reduce milk??? Any tips?

Maria said...

Great side dish! I love how creamy the rice is.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Sounds delicious. We love rice at our house too!

Chef E said...

I grew up eating rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner sometimes, so I am in! You do need a deep pot, patience and stirring with milk...

gigi said...

I just can't even imagine that tastes good :P

Debbie said...

Now that looks like something I could eat a mountain of!

Bob said...

Oh that sounds fantastic. I have a whole jar of green chilis needing use...

Mary said...

Sounds creamy and yummy - almost like a shortcut risotto! Love the addition of green chilies too.

5 Star Foodie said...

An excellent side dish, creamy and delicious and i love the green chilies here!

Joanne said...

ha that is too funny. A tally for rice. You weren't kidding about them loving it.

The rice looks delicious though! Another good one to add to the arsenal of recipes you already have.

Julie said...

Sounds really delicious and different. Love it!

meleah rebeccah said...

I *LOVE* Bobby Flay and the Foodnetwork!

Mary said...

We are rice lovers and pounce on new recipes. Especially recipes that sound as good as yours. Have a great day, Katherine.

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'm a rice lover too ... sadly, the husband is not. I'll just drool over this dish here - because I love, love green chilies too.

Bridgett said...

Oooh, the creaminess of the rice must have been so decadent but I love the green chili and some scallions to spice it up a bit. What a delicious recipe.

Sook said...

I'd never be able to give up on rice! This rice dish looks so tasty and awesome! Will have to try it.

buffalodick said...

Rice is so flexible..It can be simmered in chicken broth, or tomato juice, or beef broth, or anything! This sounds rich and tasty!

teresa said...

mmmm, delicious! and i agree, rice is quite fantastic with eggs!

Claudia said...

Creamy rice with a little spice. Perfect!

Donna-FFW said...

What a fantastic side dish, can pair well with so many things, love the addition of the green chiles, an ok, the heavy cream:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, I had never had green chili until I went to Sante Fe, NM in the '80's. I ordered some chili and took a BIG bite........ OMG... Thought I was going to die on the spot!!!! ha ha

SO---I stay away from green chilis now!! ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Penny said...

This sounds creamy and good.

The Blonde Duck said...

Can I have this and some of that fabulous bbq meatloaf?

highlandsranchfoodie said...

Thanks for this recipe. I'm not a huge fan of Spanish Rice, and this sounds like a great little replacement.

Marjie said...

Did you know that you can just stir cream into white rice to make it richer, when you serve it plain? Just saying. But this sounds like a great side dish!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

I am usually not a big fan of rice, but this dish may very well change my opinion completely. Thanks for such a great recommendation!

Barbara said...

I love this simple, yet flavorful recipe. And leave it to Bobby Flay to add chilis to everything! ;)

Scrambled eggs with rice? Hmmmm. I'll have to think about that one!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

Green chiles and cream? How absolutely divine!!!!

Marguerite said...

We Cajuns love our rice, don't we, cher? Love the green chilies and rich cream sauce! Yummm!

Katy ~ said...

Katherine, I KNOW I'd love this. Oh my goodness my mouth is just watering at the thought.

Pam said...

Bookmarked because I'm a serious rice fanatic too.

Cathy said...

Sometimes the easiest recipes surprise us and become our favorites. Love the addition of green chilis.

Chris said...

How easy and excellent does that sound? I can't wait to try this one, Katherine. Have a great weekend!

John Roberts said...

A Bobby Flay recipe without cilantro? Must be a first.

pigpigscorner said...

I'm a rice lover too! Love flavoured rice...so comforting!

Debbie said...

We all love rice here and I should make it more often. Your dish looks delicious!

Maki said...

First time visiting - but oh my my.. I love rice - I grew up eating rice since I'm from Japan... This is a great way to use left over rice. Thanks!!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

And are you doing the Happy Dance with me this morning!!!
This will be THE Super Bowl!

Cheryl said...

OH my gawd, I love rice and am always looking for new ways to cook it. This is spectacular, thank for sharing!

TavoLini said...

Nice! I like the chilies in this--good balance of flavors--plus, we have all of those ingredients in the cupboard ;)