We’re just going to step right into this . You need another meal that can be made during the week in about 30 minutes. Well here you go. This recipe is fragrant, nutritious and just the right amount of wow to shake up your regular rice dish. The first time I had green rice was when I ventured out to Brooklyn – shocker I know and had it at Chef Roble’s Streets restaurant. Green rice is surprisingly easy to make and you need very few ingredients and your taste buds and and nose will never forget the taste or the smell. Normally I would make this with a spathcock chicken but since this is a 30 minute meal I switched it up and made this with pork chops. This recipe is for 2 servings.
For Green Rice:
1 cup of Jasmine or Basmati Rice
1 yellow onion
1 bunch of parsley
1 bunch of cilantro
2 teaspoons of finely ground Pink Himalayan Salt
1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
1-3/4 cup of water
6 cloves of garlic
In a blender combine the parsley, cilantro, salt, garlic and gradually add the water as you blend. Dice the onion and in a sauce pan add 1-1.2 tablespoons of olive oil and sautee until the onions are translucent. Add rice and an additional tablespoon of olive oil. Once the rice has been coated with the oil add the herb mixture and cook the rice over medium heat for approximately 18 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
While the rice is cooking it’s time for you to prepare the pork chops.
For Pork chops:
2 bone in pork chops approximately 1/2″ thick
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 tablespoon of Chili powder
4 cloves of crushed garlic
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle a little olive oil on a grill pan. Season meat and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Remove the meat and transfer to a baking dish. There will be bits of charred garlic in the pan keep them as they will be used to flavor the grilled asparagus. Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
For Grilled Asparagus:
With the grill pan still hot, add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and place asparagus on pan turning over every so often until tender.
Plate and garnish with two lime wedges. Good eats! Until next time always remember to SEE. TOUCH. TASTE.