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Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Saffron Rice and shrimp

January 30, 2014 (Last Updated: September 10, 2021)

Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Saffron Rice and shrimp  NEVER tasted so easy and promising! These AMAZING Peppers are stuffed full of a glorious concoction of Saffron Rice with various vegetables to make this a wonderfully flavorful and enticing meal! The BONUS is the tasty Grilled Lime Shrimp!

Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Saffron Rice and shrimp

Ingredients for Saffron Rice
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 and 1/2 cups rice
  • One carrot diced
  • 1/4 cups of fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, finely chopped
  • Two tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Six saffron strands, crushed & dissolved in a small amount of hot water
  • 16 green olives, sliced in half (optional)

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan and sauté onions and peppers until translucent. Stir in rice and salt and sauté briefly until the rice begins to brown slightly. Add chicken broth, all other ingredients, and saffron water, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cook, covered, for about 20 to 35 minutes.

Grilled Lime Shrimp
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • One and 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • One tablespoon of cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • One cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound shelled deveined uncooked shrimp


  1. Mix all ingredients except shrimp in a bowl. Next, add shrimp; toss to coat. Let stand for 20 minutes to marinate—place shrimp on preheated grill over medium heat. Cook 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, turning once and brushing with marinade occasionally.
  2. Clean six poblano peppers of the seeds and halve them.
  3. On a preheated grill, roast your poblanos for about 4-6 minutes or until the pepper begins to char slightly. Careful NOT to overcook.
  4. Place rice mixture into each pepper, careful not to tear pepper. Place two halves on the plate. Top with two shrimp each. Serve if desired with avocado and lime wedges.


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  • Reply
    April 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    This stuffed pepper recipe looks incredible. I really don’t like shrimp but I have never had any from your area. They must be a lot better. They are a LOT bigger. The poblano peppers looks so good. I love them roasted. This sounds and looks delicious; even to me!

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    July 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Poblanos are my favorite pepper! This dish looks so tasty and colorful! I haven’t cooked with saffron yet but it is on my list to try!!!!

  • Reply
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    July 30, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I really like to work with pabloanos. A little kick and a little smoky. The rice looks great.

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    Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)
    July 30, 2014 at 7:17 am

    G’day! Your stuffed peppers looks great Heidy! Wish I could come through the screen and try!
    Cheers! Joanne

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    Priya Shiva
    July 30, 2014 at 4:09 am

    The saffron rice and grilled shrimps look amazing! A great combo and lovely recipe..

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    Mary Ellen
    June 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    This looks so good, I love the presentation!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much, I am certainly glad you enjoyed The Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Saffron Rice and Grilled Lime Shrimp . It makes for a beautiful dinner item.

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      Heidy L. McCallum
      June 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Mary Ellen! Pablano Peppers have such a wonderful smoky flavor !

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    anyonita green
    March 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Heidy, this dish looks absolutely amazing! I LOVE the idea of stuffing the peppers with shrimp;perfect & so summery 🙂 Can’t wait to make this when the weather warms up!

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