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Viva Verde Roasted Pepper Rice Pot



Viva Verde Roasted Pepper Rice Pot Photo

Viva Verde Roasted Pepper Rice Pot

Course Side
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 4 cups chicken stock divided
  • 1 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice or brown rice


  • Heat oven to 400°F
  • Lightly coat whole bell peppers with olive oil then place on a baking sheet.
  • Roast until softened and slightly charred, then remove from oven.
  • Place in a heat resistant bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let sit to sweat off the skins.
  • Remove and discard the skins, stems, seeds, and membranes.
  • Place the cleaned peppers in a blender or food processor with 2 cups of the chicken stock and pulse until blended well.
  • Add in the parsley, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper a little at a time, pulsing in between until the mixture is a smooth puree consistency.
  • Set aside.
  • In a big pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and rice, stirring to coat the rice well with the oil; continue stirring the rice in the oil for about 2 minutes until warmed through, then add the pureed green pepper mixture to the rice in the pot, turn heat down to low and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Get out a small saucepan and heat the remaining 2 cups of chicken stock until just boiling, then pour the hot chicken stock into the big pot with rice and stir gently to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then immediately turn heat to very low, cover the pot and simmer gently for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve hot.