Browning the onions slowly in olive oil helps bring out their natural sweetness, adding a hint of wonderful caramel flavor to the rice.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


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  • In a medium saucepan, combine broth and the water; heat over high heat until hot but not boiling. Reduce heat to low; keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 10 minutes or until onion is brown and tender. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Carefully add 1/2 cup of the broth mixture; stir to loosen brown bits in pan. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half.

  • Add uncooked rice and another 1/2 cup of the broth mixture. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until the rice has absorbed the liquid. Continue adding broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, and cooking until all of the liquid has been absorbed before adding more, stirring often.

  • When rice is fully cooked but still slightly firm, remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese and white pepper. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

106 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 16.7g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 1.5g; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 3.9mg; vitamin a iu 20IU; vitamin c 2mg; folate 5.5mcg; calcium 57.9mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 5.3mg; potassium 48mg; sodium 226.6mg.