This is a nice dish, and the almonds add quite a bit of flavor. I made exactly as written and do think it needs some zip--maybe some white wine, lemon peel, some red pepper, and perhaps some chopped fresh herbs. Right now it's good, but rather plain. On the other hand, if you serve it alongside something with a vibrant sauce, it will be perfect.
EllenDeller Posted: 04/21/10
laceyinkeller Posted: 07/29/14
There's nothing really special about this recipe, it's just a very good basic rice side to serve my family and that's what I appreciate about it. I'm giving it 4 stars because its ability to be simple yet flavorful has won it a spot as a regular in my dinner sides rotation. I don't really want a 15 ingredient side dish for the daily dinner routine. It's not going to wow my dinner guests, but I'm not looking for it to do that. If you just want a simple tasty side to serve your family this fits the bill.