These Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice are a delicious weeknight recipe, peppers baked and filled with Mexican style rice and homemade refried beans. Top with fresh cilantro and serve!

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

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Friends, one thing my sisters and I have learned is to not say, someday. “Someday” is filled with promises and intent. It’s easy to talk about doing something, but until you actually do it, it can be a distant cloud.

Make things happen today. I guess this might be the opposite of procrastination, which can also really hurt relationships with others.

First, this Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice recipe that I’m sharing today I’m super excited about. A spin on the classic stuffed peppers, these are cooked Mexican style and so good!

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

I was lucky to be back home for my dad’s birthday a couple weeks ago, hanging out with my sisters! We’re also planners, so when we set our minds to it, we have planned a lot of meals together and trips here and there.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

My oldest sister has a “big” birthday coming up, so we have a surprise “sunny” trip in the works! We decided to not say, someday, and planned out the details. If you follow my Instagram stories, you may have already gotten a hint of where we are going :)

[A few people have asked me how to view Instagram stories: They are at the top of your Feed, and they automatically scroll from one person’s to the next. You can tap the screen to skip to the next photo or video, or swipe right or left to skip between people’s stories. Swipe down on the screen or tap x in the top right to leave and return to your Feed.]

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

Going home is a true blessing, just to be together with family, and we were fortunate to have several meals together with just our dad and his wife, Ginny. Leaving our “guys” home, it was just Dad and all his girls. A very special treat.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

One recipe that I’ll always think of, when growing up, is my mom’s stuffed peppers. All 3 of us girls learned how to make them. Not always a favorite, because the green peppers were so bitter, but I scoop out and eat the rice mixture inside, and leave the pepper on the plate.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

With this recipe today, Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice, made with our favorite poblano peppers, you will want to devour the whole meal!

So scrumptious, stuffed with a Spanish style rice, and homemade healthy refried beans.

Did you know that you can make your own refried beans?

Take your favorite beans and mash, adding delicious spices.

Follow the recipe, and don’t forget cilantro and fresh lime for garnish!

Maybe you’re thinking of some people you “should” have over for dinner. Instead of “someday,” make that invite!


Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice
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Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4
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Poblano Peppers:

  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 2 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil
  • 3/4 cup cheese, I use vegan cheese form Trader Joe's
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Cilantro lime dressing, we buy Brianne's

Spanish Style Rice:

  • 1 1/2 c wild grain rice, or your favorite rice
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Healthy Refried Beans:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 15 oz. can Bush's kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz. can Bush's black beans



  • Lightly oil the bottom of rice cooker before adding in 2 c water and 1 1/2 c rice. When rice is cooked, add in salt to taste, cinnamon, cayenne, cumin, and garlic powder, then set aside.

Healthy Refried Beans:

  • In sauce pan, heat 1/4 c oil. When hot, add beans and begin to stir and mash. When light mashed, add in the spices: garlic powder, chili powder, cinnamon cumin, and salt. Once beans are mashed and hot, turn heat down to low to keep warm.
  • Baking the Peppers:
  • Place peppers on baking sheet. Coat in oil and broil for 2-4 minutes each side (making sure the skin blisters and chars slightly, but does not burn). Flip pepper a couple of times to cook all the way around.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool, twist stems carefully and pull out the seeds. Then, without tearing the pepper, remove any excess seeds from the inside via the top hole. Peel the thin outside layer off the pepper until only the green meaty part is left. Be careful to not rip the pepper—try to keep them whole.
  • Make a slit about halfway down the pepper, making sure to only cut one side (not all the way through). Stuff peppers with rice and beans, then sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Cook at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with salsa, cilantro dressing, fresh lime, and fresh cilantro.
  • Serve warm!
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More stuffed poblano recipes: Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Poblano Corn Chowder [Pressure Cooking Today], Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey [Kalyn’s Kitchen], Poblano White Bean Chili Recipe [She Wears Many Hats], and Vegetarian Zucchini Corn Chili (Summer Chili!) [RE].

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Spanish Style Rice