Island Rice

This slightly sweet, risotto-like dish is a soothing side for the spicy Jerk-Style Chicken. Island rice also goes well with other highly seasoned dishes, such as barbecued pork or blackened fish.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 171
Caloriesfromfat 9 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Monofat 0.4 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 2.7 g
Carbohydrate 35.4 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 117 mg
Calcium 26 mg

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped green onions
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparation

Bring 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice and next 4 ingredients (rice through salt). Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro, onions, and juice.

Note:

Charla Draper,

May 2004