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Almond Brown Rice Pilaf

Almond Brown Rice Pilaf – Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

Hi ya, buddies! HAPPY FRIDAY! Do you love Fridays?! I can’t get enough of them.

Secondly. What’s on your weekend’s agenda?? My plans include going to Wisconsin where I will be sure to enjoy 3 days at the Kohler Food & Wine Experience! Isn’t that super cool? I’ll tell you all about it when I get back. For now I’m just looking forward to food, wine, and possibly a full night’s sleep? ‘Cause I’m leaving the hubs and kids behind! It will be me, my hotel room, and a pillow…  HIGH FIVE! 

Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

But first, more pressing news: I don’t like brown rice.  And here I am talking about a brown rice recipe. I know I knoooow! Well, it’s not that I don’t like it, it’s that I don’t like it without flavorings and all, you know? And because it’s good for us, I do turn to it as often as I possibly can. Let’s be honest, though; there ain’t a thing that butter and toasted nuts couldn’t help. Am I right? EXACTLY.

Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

BROWN RICE PILAF

I have made this Almond Brown Rice Pilaf recipe a gazillion times and I’ve almost never really changed it. I am comfortable with it and I’m afraid to walk away from it. As I said, me no likey brown rice, but me DO likey THIS brown rice.

So in order to avoid white rice at times, we will keep to this recipe and love it as much as we can. Deal? Coo’.

Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

Grab a skillet – JUST ONE – some butter, and brown rice – your new side dish will be ready in 20 minutes.

ENJOY!

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Almond Brown Rice Pilaf
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Macedonian
Keyword: brown rice recipes, pilaf recipe, side dish
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 140 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 garlic clove , minced.
  • 1-1/2 cups instant brown rice
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped shallots and saute for 1 minute or until crisp-tender.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 20 seconds, or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in rice and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken broth, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  7. Remove from heat and add toasted almonds and parsley; stir and fluff with a fork.
  8. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 6

Nutrition Facts
Almond Brown Rice Pilaf
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Potassium 47mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Almond Brown Rice Pilaf - Turn simple brown rice into a delicious healthy dish with toasted almonds, sweet shallots and parsley!

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