South-of-the-Border Rice Pilaf

66.66666 (3 Ratings)
Recipe Yield: 6 Servings


  • 1 package (6.4 ounces) Rice-A-RoniĀ® Jalapeno Cheddar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatillos
  • 1 cup packed chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Chopped cilantro (optional)

Preparation Steps

  1. In medium saucepan, combine rice, water and butter or margarine. Bring to a boil. Add garlic.
  2. Cover, reduce heat to low. Simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in milk, Special Seasonings and tomatillos. Increase heat to high. Boil 1 to 2 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in spinach and onions. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 3 minutes. Stir well before serving.
  5. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 180, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 255mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g, Protein 4g, Vitamin A 770IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 80mg, Iron 1mg