Queso & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Queso & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stop what you’re doing, go to the store, and get the ingredients for these easy vegetarian Queso & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers!

Not only are they beginner friendly, they are packed to the brim with all kinds of goodies: fluffy Spanish rice, black beans, corn, and lots and lots of cheese.

Because you know what we say around here- All of the Cheese Please.

  • Servings– 4 (2 stuffed halves each)
  • Total Time– 1 hour & 15 minutes
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Stuffed Poblano Pepper Ingredients:

  • Poblano Peppers– is a poblano pepper spicy? A little, but not overwhelming. I’m the biggest wuss when it comes to spice, and for me these have just the right amount of heat and flavor. If you can’t handle spice at all, I hear you! Just sub these for green bell peppers.
  • Canned Black Beans– drained and rinsed.
  • Canned Corn– drained and rinsed.

For Spanish Rice-

  • Long Grain Rice
  • Oil– something light and neutral.
  • Diced Green Chilies
  • Tomato Sauce– the canned kind, not pasta sauce! Canned tomato sauce is essentially just cooked down tomatoes that have been pureed. This can usually be found with the other canned tomatoes.
  • Broth– vegetable or chicken broth.
  • Seasoning– salt, garlic powder, cumin.

For Queso-

  • Butter
  • Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Shredded White American Cheese
  • Milk

Serving-

  • Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco
  • Favorite Tacos Sauce- ours is Zesty Ranch!
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Equipment Needed:

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How to Make Stuffed Poblano Peppers:

  • Make Rice– in a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add long grain rice and toss to coat. Stir in canned tomato sauce, green chilies, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and broth. Turn heat to high and bring skillet to a simmer. Cover pan, turn heat back down to medium, and continue to simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is fluffy and cooked through. Remove pan from heat, stir in drained beans and corn and set aside.

  • Make Queso– About 10 minutes before rice is done, make queso. Grate and mix cheeses in a small bowl. In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 cup of mixed cheeses. Stir continuously until cheese has melted and has the consistency of white cheese dip. If the mixture is too thick add a splash more milk. Once rice is done, mix queso into it.

  • Combine & Bake– Heat oven to 375F. Cut Poblanos (Wearing Gloves!) in half and pull out seeds and rib . Add poblano pepper halves skin side down to an oiled baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove poblano peppers from oven, and add 1/2 cup of rice & cheese mixture to each pepper. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon of remaining shredded cheese. Bake peppers for 10 minutes more until cheese has melted and warmed through. Top with your favorite toppings (ours are cilantro and zesty ranch) and enjoy!
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Queso & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Easy vegetarian Queso & Rice Stuffed Poblano Peppers filled with fluffy Spanish rice, black beans, corn, and lots and lots of cheese.
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Gloves
  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Cheese Grater
  • Small Bowl
  • Small Sauce Pan
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup canned corn drained and rinsed

For Spanish Rice-

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup diced green chilies
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth to make vegetarian
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

For Queso-

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack
  • 3/4 cup shredded white American
  • 2-4 tbsp milk

For Serving:

  • Cilantro
  • Queso Fresco
  • Favorite Taco Sauce ours is Zesty Ranch!

Instructions
 

  • Make Rice– in a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add long grain rice and toss to coat. Stir in canned tomato sauce, green chilies, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and broth. Turn heat to high and bring skillet to a simmer. Cover pan, turn heat back down to medium, and continue to simmer for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is fluffy and cooked through. Remove pan from heat, stir in beans and corn, and set aside.
  • Make Queso– About 10 minutes before rice is done, make queso. Grate and mix cheeses in a small bowl. In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and 1 cup of mixed cheeses. Stir continuously until cheese has melted and has the consistency of white cheese dip. If the mixture is too thick add a splash more milk. Once rice is done, mix queso into it.
  • Combine & Bake– Heat oven to 375F. Cut Poblanos (Wearing Gloves!) in half and pull out seeds and rib . Add poblano pepper halves skin side down to an oiled baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove poblano peppers from oven, and add 1/2 cup of rice & cheese mixture to each pepper. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon of remaining shredded cheese. Bake peppers for 10 minutes more until cheese has melted and warmed through. Top with your favorite toppings (ours are cilantro and zesty ranch) and enjoy!
Keyword cheese, easy dinner, poblano peppers, queso, rice, stuffed peppers, vegetarian

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