Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"They had best not stir the rice, though it sticks to the pot."
Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

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This Poblano Lime Rice is a perfect side dish for almost any of your Southwestern, Mexican, or South American main courses. The recipe is slightly sweet and creamy while also being salty and spicy.


Poblano Lime Rice

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1/2 cup, cooked

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. 

1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 large onion (thinly sliced)
1 medium poblano pepper (seeded and thinly sliced)
6 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup long grain brown rice
1/2 lime (zest only)
1/4 lime (juiced)
1/2 cup cilantro (finely chopped)
2 tsp. unsalted butter

Poblano Lime Rice, an easy healthy side dish recipe from Dr. Gourmet

In a medium sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. 

Add the garlic and onions. 

Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. 

Add the water and salt. 

Stir and increase the heat to high. 

When the water boils, stir in the brown rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for about 35 to 45 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, add the lime zest and lime juice.

Remove the pan from the burner and add the cilantro and butter.

Toss gently until blended and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/2 cup cooked rice

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 159 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g
    Saturated Fat 2g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 21%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 168 mg
Magnesium 50 mg