Light Rosemary Rice Recipe
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Light Rosemary Rice Recipe

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This quick rice dish is a favorite with my family. It's low in fat because it gets it's flavor from herbs, not butter. -Connie Regalado of El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 250 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein .


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Stir in rice, rosemary and pepper. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Rosemary Rice in Light & Tasty October 2005, p21

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PrplMonky5 247454
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"My husband and I liked this, but thought that the pepper taste was overwhelming, almost over powering the rosemary taste. I will be cutting back on that next time. Also I didn't have any shredded Parmesan, so I tried Mozzarella. I don't think it gave it much of a taste. Next time I'll stick with either the shredded Parm or grated. Otherwise, a decent side. I'll make this again."

LynetteMichelle 152398
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"Easy to make and delicious, I don't always put the cheese in, but it tastes great with or with out."

flower224 78973
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"Easy Easy Easy to make and tasted fablous didnt need any butter or anything over the top. Skipped the cheese - didn't think it needed it. Complimented our turkey dinner perfectly!"

Valacia 130339
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I did not include the Parmesan cheese when I made it, but it was still delicious! It has a small kick to it from the spices that my husband and I both loved."

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