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Basmati Rice with Pecans

pecan-rice Leigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation


1. Combine the basmati rice, chicken broth, and 1/4 cup water in a medium saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in toasted pecans, chopped parsley, softened butter, salt, cumin, and black pepper.


  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 187
Fat per serving: 7g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 29g
Fiber per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 5mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 271mg
Calcium per serving: 19mg

Good to Know

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