Get dinner on the table in no time with easy side dishes, such as this Hatch Chile Rice recipe. A delicious choice for your Southwest or Mexican dinners.
Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for the Hatch Chile Store
The first year we lived in Las Vegas, I noticed Hatch Chiles at the grocery store in the produce department. I didn’t know anything about them, other than that they were from New Mexico from the words on the box. I hadn’t seen them in Virginia, but considering my love of Southwestern cuisine, I knew wanted them. The only thing, though, was that they were sold in huge box that I found so intimidating. How do I use them? How do I store them? Can I freeze them? I had no clue.
After a few years, I kept hearing people talk about Hatch Chiles. I would see food bloggers making amazing recipes with them and, of course, I was wanting them even more now. Last year I learned that some grocery stores in our area will actually roast them for you (special event type thing). But still, it seemed like a lot of effort and what would I do with them all? Even if I could freeze them, I doubt I had the space in my freezer.
Fast forward to this past month and I found out a perfect alternative to buy that huge box of Hatch Chiles at my grocery store — buying them online! I suppose I should have known that I could do that, but I didn’t until the folks at Hatch Chile Co sent me some of their chiles. Talk about being in foodie heaven. David and I started talking about all sorts of recipes we could make with them — and since they sent me 5 lbs worth, there was plenty for me to play with.
One of the easiest dishes I’ve made with my Hatch Chilies is this Hatch Chile Rice. I made it to go along with our Chicken Burrito Bowls.
To make this Hatch Chile Rice recipe, you’ll start by chopping up about 1/2 cup of drained Hatch Chiles. You could certainly use more if you like, but I went with 1/2 cup. To get dinner done super fast, I opted to use instant rice. If you have more time, you can prepare non-instant rice in pretty much the same method I’m sharing.
You’ll prepare your instant rice according to the package instruction for 4 people (2 cups of rice & 2 cups of water), with one exception — when you add the rice to the boiling water, you will also add in the Hatch Chiles. After the rice is completely done cooking, add the juice of 1/2 lime, season with salt, and fluff. That’s it! Easy, right?
Easy Side Dishes: Hatch Chile Rice Recipe
Hatch Chile Rice Recipe
- Instant Rice
- ½ cup Hatch Chiles drained and chopped
- Juice of ½ lime
- Salt to taste
Prepare instant rice according to package instructions for 2 people (approximately 2 cups of rice to 2 cups of water), however, when adding rice to the water, also add the chiles to the water. When rice is finished, squeeze the juice of ½ lime over the rice, fluffing as necessary. Salt, to taste.
Want an easy dinner idea for this Hatch Chile Rice recipe? Check out my recipe for Chicken Burrito Bowls!
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