Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Yield: 8 servings

This recipe is...

  • rich in veggies
  • rich in grains
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Green Chili Pilaf

This recipe serves:  8
1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, washed and quartered
1 large jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup coarsley chopped onion
1 cup cilantro, stems and leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 poblano chili peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
4 romaine lettuce leaves
2 green onions
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups long grain rice
Cooking Instructions
1. Place the tomatillos, jalapeños and 1 cup cold water in a blender or a food processor. Purée just until chunky; then add the onion, cilantro, salt, chilies, lettuce, green onions and garlic. Purée until smooth, about 2 more minutes. This may be done in batches if you are using a small food processor.

2. In a heavy large sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium-heat. Sauté the rice, stirring constantly until golden and crackling, about 5 minutes. Pour in the purée and stir to combine.

3. Cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 40 to 45 minutes.

4. Stir with a fork and serve hot.

Note: This flavorful green rice is a delicious accompaniment to any grilled meat, chicked or fish. Its heat can be controlled by the amount of chilies used. Taste the jalapeños and poblanos before adding them to check their "temperature" and adjust the recipe accordingly.

Serving Size: about 4 ounces

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 8

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 181
  • Carbohydrate
  • 31 g
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 360 mg