Cook the brown rice according to package instructions ahead of time.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Remove the husks on the tomatillos and rinse them thoroughly.
Chop them in half and roast the tomatillos in the oven for about 10 minutes or until the tomatillos have slightly blistered and blackened. Set aside to cool.
Once the tomatillos have cooled slightly, add the roasted tomatillos, Anaheim peppers, onion, garlic, and cilantro to the food processor.
Pulse the food processor several times until you have achieved a slightly chunky salsa (see pictures in post!)
Next, rinse your jackfruit thoroughly. I like to leave a lot of the jackfruit pieces in their larger chunks to emulate cubed pork, but you can shred it into smaller pieces if you prefer.
Using the sauté function on the instant pot, sauté the jackfruit in a couple tablespoons of oil until soft (about 10 minutes). Once soft, add in the chili verde salsa and ½ a cup of water. Stir well to combine.
Twist on the instant pot lid and be sure valve on lid is set to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
While the chili verde jackfruit cooks in the Instant Pot, prepare the brown rice by mixing in 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 cup of chopped cilantro and the juice of a lime. Set aside.
After chili verde jackfruit has finished cooking in the instant pot, manually release pressure by twisting valve from SEAL to VENT.
Serve chili verde jackfruit over the cilantro lime rice with a side of greens. Enjoy!
This chili verde salsa is excellent on it's own. I recommend setting aside ½ a cup to eat with tortilla chips! YUM.
I highly recommend roasting the tomatillos as opposed to pulsing them in the salsa raw. This adds so much depth and flavor to the salsa you won't want to skip it!
Prep time does not account for cooking the brown rice.
Chili Verde Jackfruit with Cilantro Lime Brown Rice
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.