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Rice Pilaf With Currants, Almonds, And Mint

Type: Rice
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

  Butter-flavored refrigerated cooking spray - as needed
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlGround cinnamon
1   Bay leaf
6 oz 170gFinely-chopped onion
1 1/2 cups 240g / 8.5ozRaw white rice
3 cups 711mlWater
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlKosher salt
1 tablespoon 15mlCurrants
1 tablespoon 15mlSlivered almonds - toasted
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozChopped fresh mint

Recipe Instructions

Lightly coat a nonstick covered pot with cooking spray. Add the cumin, cinnamon, and bay leaf and stir until the mixture is fragrant. Add the onion and cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat. Stir in the water, salt and currants. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.

Just before serving, remove bay leaf and stir in almonds and mint. Fill center cavity of crown roast of lamb with rice mixture or place in a serving bowl. Serve immediately.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Exchanges Per Serving: 3 Carbohydrate (2 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable).

Nutrition Facts: 194 calories (5% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat), 42 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 84 mg sodium.

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