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Green Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Green Rice Pilaf Recipe

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With its mild heat and full flavors, this side pairs well with a variety of entrees, especially Southwest or Mexican specialties. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 171 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add the broth, chilies, jalapeno, cumin, garlic powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in cheese and cilantro. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Green Rice Pilaf in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, p14

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 171 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 368 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

Wasn't sure at first when I was putting it together but I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a nice change when making rice. Would make this recipe again

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

was a very good side dish.May try cheddar cheese next time but definitely will make again

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

A unique twist on rice, the cumin and chilies fare really well with the mozzarella cheese. I sprinkled a little more on top of the casserole before baking. I will definitely use this recipe again!

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