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What inevitably comes to mind when you think of side dishes? Rice, no doubt. There are a lot of varieties out there, but we like basmati--also known as "popcorn rice" because of it's unique flavor and aroma--the best. It's' the perfect foundation for the bold flavors of cilantro and green onions.

Robin Vitetta Miller
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2001


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add almonds, and sauté for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Add the rice and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the water and broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro and the remaining ingredients.


Nutrition Facts

258 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 6.7g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fiber 1.8g; iron 3mg; sodium 540mg; calcium 51mg.