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Spiced Rice Recipe

Spiced Rice Recipe

Honey, raisins and cinnamon lend a slightly sweet flavor to this moist, Mediterranean-inspired side dish. Try it as a lovely, low-fat addition to a summery brunch or luncheon. Ellen Govertsen - Wheaton, IL
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 14-16 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, saute onion in oil for 1 minute. Stir in honey and cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in the broth, raisins, curry, salt, cumin and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in red pepper and rice until well blended. Cook 2 minutes longer or until rice is heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 183 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.