Did you know you will get to read different kinds of rice preparation on this blog for the next seven days? Yes, it's true.
When Srivalli announced the 'Marathon #3' which, will be for seven days, there were couple of my favorite themes to choose from. But, I didn't choose them. You might wonder why? That is because I can't find people to eat all that stuff if I bake something for one full week. That is unless some of you want to move to my neighborhood and help me with it. So, I chose rice.
Don't be disappointed though. It will be different kinds of rice dishes. Some Indian some inspired by different countries. Most of them are very easy ones that any one can make. Yes, even men and beginners.
Today's rice dish is 'Tomatillo Rice' or 'Tomatillo Salsa Verde Rice'. Tomatillo is not from the family of tomatoes. It is actually from the family of gooseberry. I made the salsa, mixed it with rice and added some corn. How easy is that?
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Rice - 1 cup long grain or basmati cooked, cooled and grains separated
Corn kernels - 1 cup frozen or fresh (optional)
Tomatillo - 4 medium sized ones
Onion - 1 small quartered
Cilantro - 1/2 cup packed leaves and stalks
Garlic - 3 pods
Jalapeno peppers - 2 with seeds and rib if you can handle the heat or to taste
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 - 3 TBSP
Lime - juice of 1 plus more to serve if desired
Remove the covering of the tomatillo (skin around it which is like husk) and wash it well with water. Chop into chunks. Take these chunks, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, garlic in a blender and puree. You won't need any water. Set aside. In a pan, heat oil. When hot, add the puree. Add some salt and let the water evaporate. If you are using fresh corn kernels, boil in salted water for about 5 minutes and drain and add it to the pot. If you are using frozen corn like I did, add them to the puree and let it cook at the same time.
When all the water has evaporated and corn has cooked, add rice and stir to combine. Adjust the salt if needed and add the lime juice. Mix well. Keep it on low heat for 2 - 3 minutes and turn off the heat. Garnish with cilantro and serve with cut up lime.
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