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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.4
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 580.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g

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Basil Rice Pilaf

Submitted by: OREOGEM

Introduction

This recipe is adapted from the Parmesan-Basil Rice Pilaf found in Cooking Light. I used light olive oil, fresh garlic, fat-free and lower sodium chicken broth, and removed the cheese for a lighter version. The nutritional information does not reflect the light olive oil or reduced sodium chicken broth. For an interesting flavor you can cut up green olives and toss them in or squeeze lemon juice over the top before serving. This recipe is adapted from the Parmesan-Basil Rice Pilaf found in Cooking Light. I used light olive oil, fresh garlic, fat-free and lower sodium chicken broth, and removed the cheese for a lighter version. The nutritional information does not reflect the light olive oil or reduced sodium chicken broth. For an interesting flavor you can cut up green olives and toss them in or squeeze lemon juice over the top before serving.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tsp olive oil
    1 tsp bottled minced garlic
    2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
    1/2 cup water
    2 (14 1/4 ounce) cans fat-free chicken broth
    1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
    1/4 cup chopped green peppers
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp pepper

Directions

Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute 30 seconds or until lightly browned. Add rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in water and broth; bring to a boil.

Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 20 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a for. Add remaining ingredients, tossing well.

Note* Serving size is 1 cup.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OREOGEM.





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