dish
Green Chili Pilaf

4
Serves
181
Calories
11
Nutrients
13
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/2 pound tomatillos ,husked, washed and cut into quarters
1 large jalapeño chili pepper ,seeded and chopped
1/4 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 cup cilantro ,stems and leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
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 onion, cilantro, salt, chilies, lettuce, green onions and garlic. Purée until smooth, about 2 more minutes. This may be done in batches unless using a large 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

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
181
Protein
3 g
Total Carbohydrate
31 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Soluble Fiber
0 g
Sugar
1 g
Total Fat
4 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
0 g
Percent Calories from Protein
7 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
72 %
Percent Calories from Fat
21 %
Vitamin A
742 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
0 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
2 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Biotin
1 mcg
Vitamin C
40 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
98 mcg
Vitamin E
1 IU
Vitamin K
7 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0 mg
Calcium
23 mg
Iron
2 mg
Phosphorus
62 mg
Potassium
187 mg
Sodium
360 mg
Zinc
1 mg