Rating: 4.5 stars
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  • 5 star values: 12

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..."

Mary Simpson Creel, M.S., R.D.
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2007


Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

182 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 5.4g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 2mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 203mg; calcium 37mg.