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Mexican Green Rice

Makes: 3 servings
Prep 20 mins Cook 20 mins Stand 5 mins
Mexican Green Rice
Ingredients
  • 1  tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 2  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1  cup  reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3/4  cup  Spicy Salsa Verde or purchased green salsa
  • 1  cup  long grain white rice
  • 1/2  cup  finely snipped fresh cilantro
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and salt; cook about 2 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in broth and Spicy Salsa Verde; bring to boiling. Stir in uncooked rice; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until tender.

2. Remove pan from heat. Remove lid. Cover pan with a clean kitchen towel; replace lid. Let stand for 5 minutes to let the towel absorb any excess moisture. Remove lid and towel. Add cilantro; fluff rice with a fork.

Spicy Salsa Verde

Yield: 3-3/4 cup
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  chopped peeled tomatillos (about 5)
  • 2  peeled and seeded avocados
  • 1  cup  snipped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1  seeded and chopped fresh jalapeno chile pepper
  • 1/2  water
  • 1/3  lime juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
Directions

1. In a food processor, combine chopped peeled tomatillos, peeled and seeded avocados, snipped fresh cilantro leaves, chopped onion, and seeded and chopped fresh jalapeno chile pepper. Cover and pulse with several on/off turns until all ingredients are finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in water, lime juice, sugar, and teaspoon salt. Cover and chill for 2 hours to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (Mexican Green Rice)
  • Servings Per Recipe 3,
  • cal. (kcal) 143,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 81,
  • sodium (mg) 242,
  • Potassium (mg) 156,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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