Green Rice with Green Chiles

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes


  • 3/4 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatillos
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups chicken broth, or more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place lettuce, cilantro, green chiles, tomatillos, green onions, and garlic in a blender. Puree, adding enough broth to make 3 cups liquid.
  • Heat oil in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rice and saute until opaque, about 5 minutes. Add broth mixture and salt; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
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