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Lemon Rice With Golden Raisins And Almonds

low fat, side dish, rice

1 large lemon
1 cup uncooked brown rice
1 3/4 cups unsalted chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 cup coarsely-chopped almonds
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 cup water
1 cup frozen peas
4 tablespoons honey

Grate lemon rind and reserve. Squeeze juice and pulp from lemon and reserve. Place grated rind, juice, rice, broth, spices and margarine in top of the double boiler. Cover and set over simmering water and steam for 30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. In a small saucepan, simmer the golden raisins in 1 cup of water for 5 minutes. Add the onions, water and peas to the rice. Stir over low heat for 5 minutes. In a sauté pan "toast" the almonds. Transfer the rice to a serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with honey. This recipe yields 4 servings. Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: Calories 456; Fat (grams) 12; Percent calories from fat 24; Percent polyunsaturated 6; Percent saturated 4; Percent monounsaturated 14; Cholesterol (milligrams) 0; Sodium (milligrams) 50; Protein (grams) 9; Carbohydrate (grams) 78; Fiber (grams) 5.

Source: "Mayo Clinic's Virtual Cookbook at http://www.mayohealth.org" S(Formatted for MC5): "11-27-1999 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@krypto.net"

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Per serving: 184 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat; (14% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 79mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : Diabetics or those on calorie-controlled diets may count 1 serving as: 4 starch, 1 fruit and 2 fat servings. Weight Watcher points calculated at 9 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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