Herbed Basmati Rice

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Use this easy rice recipe as a side dish for weeknight meals. You can use dried herbs instead of fresh, and even add some pine nuts for a variation.
4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


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2 teaspoons margarine
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops
2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
Thyme sprigs (optional)


Melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add rice; stir well. Add water and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in green onions, basil, and thyme. Sprinkle with cheese; garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.

Created date

January 1996

Nutritional Information

Calories 115
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 2.8 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 19.2 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 217 mg
Calcium 52 mg