Californian Green Rice
- 6 large tomatillos (about 3/4 lb)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 4 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeno peppers
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
- Discard husks and stems from the tomatillos.
- Cook the tomatillos in boiling water in a medium saucepan for 4 minutes or until soft; drain.
- Combine the tomatillos and 2 teaspoons water in a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour the tomatillo mixture into a 4 cup glass measure, and add enough water to mixture to measure 2& 1/2 cups.
- Combine the tomatillo mixture, cilantro, jalapeno, salt and garlic in a saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- Add rice; cover mixture, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat, and fluff with fork.