Spiced Rice Pilaf

Course : Diabetic
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

1 cup brown basmati rice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 small onion -- chopped
1 clove garlic minced
4 whole cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken broth broth
1 piece cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon almonds -- blanched slivered or pine nuts
 

Preparation / Directions:

Soak rice 2 hours to shorten cooking time. Rinse and drain. In a large non-stick saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon, heat 1 tablespoon oil and saute onion and garlic until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cloves and cook 1 minute. Add rice and stir to coat. Add salt, broth and the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Discard cinnamon stick. Heat 1 teaspoon oil; add raisins and almonds and warm. Mix with rice and serve.

 

Nutritional Information:

CAL: 176; CHO: O mg; CAR: 31g; PRO: 3g; SOD: 41mg; FAT: 5g;


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