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Herbed Basmati Rice

Randy Mayor
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
Help yourself to seconds with this Herbed Basmati Rice recipe. As one online reviwer claims, "I absolutely love this rice recipe! The fresh herbs give it such a beautiful aroma, in addition to great flavors. It is the perfect accompaniment to so many entrees..."

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 2.1 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 31.9 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 2 mg
  • iron 1.5 mg
  • sodium 203 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add rice and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until rice is lightly toasted. Add 1 cup water, broth, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in onions, nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil, thyme, and pepper.