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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Green Rice

4 cups plus 2 Tbsp water, divided
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 poblano chiles, seeded and chopped coarsely
1 ½ tsp olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
¼ cup chopped green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp salt

Combine 2 cups water and rice; let stand 30 minutes. Drain well.
Place 2 Tbsp water, fresh cilantro, and poblanos in a blender or food processor; process till smooth.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, green onions, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add poblano mixture; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in rice, 2 cups water, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Makes 4 servings. 2.5 g fat; 243 calories.



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