Help yourself to seconds with this Herbed Basmati Rice recipe. As one online reviwer claims, "I absolutely love this rice recipe! The fresh herbs give it such a beautiful aroma, in addition to great flavors. It is the perfect accompaniment to so many entrees..."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.

Mary Simpson Creel, M.S., R.D.

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Recipe Summary

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

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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

182 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 5.4g; saturated fat 0.8g; mono fat 1.8g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 4g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fiber 1.5g; cholesterol 2mg; iron 1.5mg; sodium 203mg; calcium 37mg.