This quick rice pilaf recipe gets bright flavor from Thai-inspired ingredients: lime juice, fish sauce, peanuts and plenty of fresh herbs. Serve it with roast pork tenderloin or pan-seared fish. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2014

EatingWell Test Kitchen


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add rice, reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit until the water is all or mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes more. Drain any remaining water.

  • Meanwhile, stir lime juice, oil, fish sauce, sugar and crushed red pepper together in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves.

  • Stir the rice, pineapple, carrot, herbs and scallions into the dressing. Sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 0.6 g saturated fat; 196 mg sodium. 204 mg potassium; 27.6 g carbohydrates; 2.8 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 4.1 g protein; 3102 IU vitamin a iu; 25 mg vitamin c; 26 mcg folate; 32 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 56 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;