Lemon Rice with Golden Raisins, Peas, and Almonds Recipe

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Submitted by picaress

Makes 4 servings



Lemony brown rice, raisins, peas, almonds. From Mayo Clinic

Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Rice with Golden Raisins, Peas, and Almonds

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

Recipe Directions for Lemon Rice with Golden Raisins, Peas, and Almonds

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the almonds on baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate to cool.

  2. Add water to the bottom of a double boiler. In the top section, place the lemon juice, lemon zest, rice, broth, onions, cinnamon, nutmeg and margarine. Heat the double boiler, stirring occasionally. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

  3. In a small saucepan, add the water and raisins. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peas and simmer an additional minute.

  4. Add the raisin and pea mixture to the rice in the double boiler and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes more.

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

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 249.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
531
Calories from Fat
108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.0g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Sodium
107mg
4%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
82.6g
28%
Dietary Fiber
6.3g
25%
Sugars
35.2g
Protein
26.7g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 8% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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