Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunshine Rice from Spark People Recipe of the Day

you may add ginger and coconut flakes and use coconut virgin oil for oil

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Date: August 2, 2008 9:22:24 AM EDT
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Sunshine Rice

Serves: 4
Serving Size: 1/3 cup

This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.

1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/4 cups finely chopped celery with leaves
1-1/4 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
dash hot sauce
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
1/4 cup slivered almonds

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

3. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entrée.

Calories: 179
Fat: 8.8 g
Carbohydrates: 22.7 g
Protein: 4 g

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