Herbed Basmati Rice

Herbed Basmati Rice

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This simple rice is a perfect side dish for meat, poultry or fish. Fresh mint, cilantro, green onions and lemon peel add to the delicious nutty flavor of the basmati rice.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1¼ cups lower-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup uncooked brown basmati rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onion tops
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro and/or parsley
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
  • 1½ teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper

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  1. In a medium saucepan combine broth, rice and garlic. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in green onion tops, cilantro, mint, lemon peel and pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅓ cup
  • Per serving: 95 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 437 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 13 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 175 mg sodium; 39 mg potassium
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  • Exchanges: 1½ starch

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