Green Rice Pilaf

green rice pilaf
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  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups (packed) baby spinach
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (packed) fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 6 cups long-grain white rice
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped


In a blender, working in batches, blend the first 4 ingredients with 1 tbsp. salt and 2 tsp. pepper.

In a large pot, heat the oil over high. Add the onion; stir constantly, until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the rice, garlic and the cilantro mixture. Bring to a simmer over medium. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is almost tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes.

Spread out between two large rimmed baking sheets. Cover loosely with paper towels and let cool completely.

Freeze in 2-cup portions.