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Herbed Basmati Rice

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..."

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2007

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

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

Preparation

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 182
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.1g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.9g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 203mg
  • Calcium: 37mg
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