• Serves
    8
  • 201
    Calories

Dietician's Tip: Only the hull is removed during the processing of brown rice, so it has more fiber, vitamins and minerals than white rice does.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 3/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon trans-free margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

Heat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Spread the almonds on the baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate to cool.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the rice, broth, lemon juice and zest, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg and margarine. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

In a small saucepan, combine the water and raisins. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peas and simmer 1 more minute. Add to the rice and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes more.

Fluff the rice mixture and transfer it to a serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 2/3 cup

  • Calories 201
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 34 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Serving size About 2/3 cup
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Fats and oils 1
  • Fruits 1
  • Grains and grain products 1
  • Vegetables 1
  • Carbohydrates 1
  • Fats 1
  • Fruits 1
  • Vegetables 1
  • Fats 1
  • Fruits 1
  • Nonstarchy vegetables 1
  • Starches 1
Last Updated: 09-13-2019
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