- 6 green chilis
- 4 jalapeños
- 1 white onion
- Whole clove of garlic
- 8-10 tomatillos
- 3 cups long grain rice
- 1/4 cup oil less or more can be used this is my preference
- 2 garlic cloves
- Chopped onion (optional)
- Knorr tomate & knorr chicken to taste
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic
- 6 cups very hot water
- 6 sprigs Cilantro
Step 1: Broil high 10-20 minutes. Blend with cilantro and lime.
Step 2: Brown two pork tenderloins. Add green chili sauce and chicken broth. Salt and seasoning to taste
Step 1: Add oil to a pan with the garlic cloves add your rice and brown until golden.
Step 2: Add water the knorr to your liking and granulated garlic.
Step 3: Stir well bring to a raging boil add cilantro turn to low cover and cook 25 minutes do not stir or uncover… and done! Enjoy!!!
Chili Verde (per serving, assuming 4 servings):
Calories: 120 | Protein: 10 grams | Carbohydrates: 14 grams | Dietary Fiber: 2 grams | Sugars: 5 grams | Fat: 4 grams | Saturated Fat: 1 gram | Cholesterol: 25 milligrams | Sodium: 500 milligrams
Spanish Rice (per serving, assuming 4 servings):
Calories: 270 calories | Protein: 4 grams | Carbohydrates: 48 grams | Dietary Fiber: 1 gram | Sugars: 1 gram | Fat: 6 grams | Saturated Fat: 1 gram | Cholesterol: 0 milligrams | Sodium: 400 milligrams
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can I adjust the spiciness of the Chili Verde?
Yes, you can adjust the spiciness by adding or reducing the number of jalapeños or green chilis. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use fewer jalapeños or remove the seeds and membranes, which are the spiciest parts of the peppers.
2. What is the best way to brown the pork tenderloins for the Chili Verde?
You can brown the pork tenderloins in a hot skillet with a little oil over medium-high heat. This helps develop flavor by creating a nice sear on the meat. Brown them on all sides until they are nicely caramelized.
3. Are the Knorr Tomate and Knorr Chicken seasonings necessary for the Spanish Rice, or can I substitute with something else?
While these seasonings add a distinct flavor, you can certainly substitute them with other seasonings if needed. You might consider using tomato paste or tomato sauce for the tomato flavor and regular chicken bouillon or chicken broth in place of Knorr Chicken seasoning.
4. How do I know if the rice is cooked perfectly in the Spanish Rice?
When cooking rice, it’s essential to follow the instructions carefully. In this recipe, it’s cooked covered on low for 25 minutes without stirring or uncovering. This allows the rice to steam and absorb the liquid. It should be tender and fully cooked at the end of this process.
5. Can I make this recipe in advance or store leftovers?
Yes, you can make the Chili Verde and Spanish Rice in advance and store them in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat them as needed. However, keep in mind that rice can sometimes become slightly drier when reheated, so adding a bit of extra liquid when reheating might help maintain the right consistency.
6. What type of green chilis should I use for the Chili Verde, and can I adjust the spiciness?
You can use a variety of green chilis based on your heat preference. Anaheim chilis are often a milder choice, while poblano or serrano chilis add more heat. Adjust the types and quantities to achieve the desired spiciness.
7. How do I properly brown pork tenderloins for the Chili Verde?
To brown pork tenderloins effectively, heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat with a little oil. Sear the pork on all sides until it develops a golden-brown crust. This step helps enhance the flavor of the meat in the Chili Verde.
8. Can I substitute fresh tomatillos with canned ones in the Chili Verde?
Yes, you can substitute fresh tomatillos with canned ones if fresh ones are not available. Canned tomatillos can be a convenient alternative. However, be sure to drain and rinse them before use.
9. What can I use as a substitute for Knorr Tomate and Knorr Chicken seasonings in the Spanish Rice?
If you don’t have Knorr seasonings, you can use regular tomato paste or sauce for the tomato flavor and regular chicken bouillon or chicken broth for the chicken seasoning. Adjust the quantities to your taste.
10. How do I avoid overcooking or burning the rice in the Spanish Rice?
To prevent overcooking or burning the rice, follow the recipe instructions closely. After bringing the mixture to a boil, lower the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer for 25 minutes without stirring or uncovering. This method allows the rice to steam and cook evenly.