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Lemon Rice With Golden Raisins And Almonds Recipe - Cooking Index

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Lemon Rice With Golden Raisins And Almonds

Type: Low Fat, Rice
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlLemon (large)
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozUncooked brown rice
1 3/4 cups 414mlUnsalted chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlNutmeg
1 tablespoon 15mlMargarine
1/2 cup 46g / 1.6ozCoarsely-chopped almonds
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozGolden raisins
1 cup 237mlWater
1 cup 237mlFrozen peas
4 tablespoons 60mlHoney

Recipe Instructions

Grate lemon rind and reserve. Squeeze juice and pulp from lemon and reserve. Place grated rind, juice, rice, broth, spices and margarine in top of the double boiler. Cover and set over simmering water and steam for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

In a small saucepan, simmer the golden raisins in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Add the onions, water and peas to the rice. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes.

In a saute pan "toast" the almonds. Transfer the rice to a serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with honey.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 456; Fat (grams) 12; Percent calories from fat 24; Percent polyunsaturated 6; Percent saturated 4; Percent monounsaturated 14; Cholesterol (milligrams) 0; Sodium (milligrams) 50; Protein (grams) 9; Carbohydrate (grams) 78; Fiber (grams) 5.

Source:
Mayo Clinic's Virtual Cookbook at http://www.mayohealth.org

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