Arroz Verde (Green Rice)     

1/2 cup tightly packed cilantro stems & leaves (about 1/2 oz.)
1 cup tightly packed stemmed fresh spinach leaves (about 1 1/2 oz.)
1 1/4 cup chicken stock (homemade or low-salt canned)
1 1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbs. olive oil
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup long-grain rice
1/4 cup finely minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced

Put the cilantro, spinach, and broth in a blender and blend until the vegetables are puréed.
Add the milk and salt and blend a bit more until well combined.

In a medium (3-qt.) heavy-based saucepan (with a good lid) over medium heat, heat the olive oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add the rice and sauté, stirring about every 30 seconds, until it just begins to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the contents of the blender, stir well, turn the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Cover the pan, turn the heat to very low, and cook for 20 minutes. Stir the rice carefully to avoid crushing it, cover, and cook another 5 minutes.

Take the pan off the heat and let the rice steam in the covered pot for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

Serves 6 - 8

Source of recipe: Fine Cooking #35, recipe by Jim Peyton

Recipe Link: www.finecooking.com/recipes/arroz_verde_green_rice.aspx