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Doña Carmen's Garlic Rice

Doña Carmen's Garlic Rice

Fusté was greatly influenced by her mentor, Doña Carmen. This recipe of Carmen's turns ordinary rice into a simple yet flavorful side.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2007

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 3 1/4 cups water and salt; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from fat: 6%
  • Fat: 1.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.7g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 443mg
  • Calcium: 17mg

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