Green Chile & Chorizo Rice Casserole
2 cups of cooked Lundberg Family Farms Olde World Pilaf
1 link (4oz) of chorizo or soy chorizo
½ of a medium sized yellow or white onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon salt, divided
¾ cup green salsa ( choose your favorite variety)
2 green poblano or pasilla chili peppers
1 cup shredded, low sodium, part skim, mozzarella cheese
Position one oven rack 6 inches below the heating element of your broiler and preheat oven broiler to the high heat setting or 450F.
Lightly grease a sheet pan with cooking spray and arrange peppers on sheet pan. Place pan under broiler and roast until the skin of the peppers has charred and blistered, about 3-5 minutes. Remove pan from oven and flip peppers over, roast for an additional 3-5 minute. Remove pan from oven and transfer chilies into bowl, cover with plastic wrap and allow to steam for 10 minutes. After steaming, peel and remove the stem and seeds of chilies. Coarsely slice roasted peppers into strips and place in a large mixing bowl.
Reduce oven temperature to 350F.
While peppers are roasting, heat a medium sized skillet over medium high heat until warm. Remove chorizo or soy chorizo from casing and crumble directly into the skillet. Cook chorizo, stirring occasionally until fat begins to render about 2 minutes. Add onions and ¼ teaspoon of salt to skillet and cook until softened, about 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic to skillet and sauté for an additional minute. Transfer mixture to the large mixing bowl with the roasted peppers; add the olde world pilaf, salsa, ½ of the cheese and the remaining salt. Mix thoroughly until well combined.
Lightly grease a casserole dish and transfer rice mixture into pan, sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. Garnish with parsley, sour cream, tomatoes and avocado.Download Printable Version
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 3.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary Fiber 5g