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Cilantro and Almond Pilaf

Photo: Jennifer Causey
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Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Precooked brown rice brings this pilaf together in minutes. Turmeric gives the rice a deep golden hue, but you can omit it if you like.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 (8.8-oz.) pkg. precooked brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 138
  • fat 6.4 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 2.1 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 138 mg
  • calcium 14 mg
  • sugars 0 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high. Add almonds; cook 1 minute. Add coriander, turmeric, and rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add stock and salt; bring to a simmer. Cover and cook 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in cilantro.