Herbed Basmati Rice

Herbed Basmati Rice Randy Mayor


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat olive oil in a medium skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add rice and garlic to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until rice is lightly toasted. Add 1 cup water, broth, and salt to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in onions, nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil, thyme, and pepper.

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  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 182
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 27%
Fat per serving: 5.4g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.8g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.1g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 31.9g
Fiber per serving: 1.5g
Cholesterol per serving: 2mg
Iron per serving: 1.5mg
Sodium per serving: 203mg
Calcium per serving: 37mg

Good to Know

Spice up everyday rice with this recipe. Serve as a small lunch or as a side to fish or chicken. Whole grain rice is another option that provides fiber.