rice is a favorite around here…and we have made our fair share. Some of ur favorites are this Mexican version, or this cheesy one and & especially this cilantro lime version…but this green version is a new must make.
So why make another version when I already have so many? Well you can really never have too many rice recipes, especially when they are this good. What makes this recipe so good…well I combined two of our favorites and added in some veggies to make it super yummy. I combined the classic red mexican rice and a light cilantro rice to make this green version.
There is a little surprise about this rice though that will get some veggies on your kids plates (the big & small ones) without them even knowing it…there is spinach in there!! Yep you read that right there is spinach in the rice, along with some other yummies as well…cilantro, garlic, chili powder and to make it even a little healthier it is all made with brown rice. Now if the word green makes your kids a little queasy then please feel free to call it something else…maybe weeknight rice or quick rice…don’t worry I won’t tell them what is really in there.
Ok I know you be thinking MJ has lost her mind but truly this it is so, so good, and even better no one will ever know they are eating spinach…I mean talk about the best sneak of veggies into dinner ever!!
If the nutty brown version is not your thing use the white variety, just make sure to reduce the cooking time by 5 or 10 minutes…it always cooks faster.
Take a favorite to the next level while adding some veggies to your plate…but trust me I won’t tell!!
Make everyday sparkle – MJ