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Turmeric-scented rice

Makes 4 to 6 servings
This golden coloured rice sings with zippy turmeric that offers up a lemony flavour that is bright and would be perfect to serve alongside many different main courses like chicken, fish or beef.

Preparation Details

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) canola oil
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7 mL (1 1/2 tsp) ground turmeric
  • 250 mL (1 cup) basmati rice
  • 500 mL (2 cups) sodium reduced vegetable broth
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) water
  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and cook onions, ginger, garlic and turmeric for 3 minutes or until softened.
  2. Stir in rice and stir to coat. Add broth and water and bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Fluff with fork and sprinkle with almonds to serve.
  4. Tip: To toast almonds place in small nonstick skillet set over medium heat and shake pan occasionally for about 4 minutes or until golden and fragrant.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • Serving: 250 mL/1 cup or 150 mL/2/3 cup
  • Calories: 288
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 55 g
  • Fibre: 3 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Sodium: 187 mg
  • Potassium: 140 mg

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