Poblano Corn Rice



Serving size

about 1 1/4 cups
60 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator. Reheat gently.

Poblano Corn Rice


2 1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Brown rice
1 pepper Poblano Pepper
4 tsp. Olive oil
4 clove Garlic, raw (sliced)
1 medium White onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 1/4 cup Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw
2 large ear Corn, sweet, yellow, raw (cut kernels from the cob)
1 tsp., leaves Dried oregano


Place a large skillet on the bottom rack of the oven and preheat to 325°F.

In a medium sauce pan, heat the water.

When the water boils, stir in the brown rice.

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

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

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Place the poblano on a piece of aluminum foil on the top rack of the oven.

Roast for about 30 to 40 minutes until soft and charred.

Remove from the oven and place in a paper bag for 5 minutes to cool.

Remove the outer peel, stem, and seeds. Place in a blender.

While the rice and poblano are cooking, add 2 teaspoons of the olive oil to the skillet in the oven.

Add the garlic and onions.

Roast for about 30 minutes until caramelized. Stir occasionally.

Add the onions and garlic to the blender jar with the poblano, salt, and cilantro, and puree until smooth.

Return the pan to the oven with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil.

Add the corn and roast for 15 to 20 minutes.

When the corn and rice are done, fold them together with the poblano and onion mixture.


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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it. However, the onion is cooked long enough that some with GERD may be able to tolerate it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

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


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This is a great rice dish that goes perfectly with almost anything. You can serve it with a simple piece of chicken or grilled fish. If you have a rub that has Southwestern or Latin flavors for your chicken or fish, all the better.

"Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground."

Terry Pratchett, Small Gods