Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 22 mins

This is a recipe I got out of Cooking Light Magazine. I thought it tasted awesome especially since it is also good for you!! I made a few changes from the original recipe: I skipped the olive oil and only used cooking spray, skipped the added salt, and the fresh basil (as I didn't have any available). The only other change that I made was I added the onions to the pan at the beginning with the rice and garlic. I thought that it turned out great and think I will make it the same way next time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  2. Add rice and garlic to pan; Saute 2 minutes or until rice is lightly toasted.
  3. Add water, broth, and salt to pan; bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in onions, nuts, Parmesan cheese, basil, thyme, and pepper.


Most Helpful

This rice is REALLY good and very simple to make. It has become one of DH most-requested sides. Thanks very much for sharing!

Not Linda March 20, 2011

Great and so simple. I made just as the recipe stated and it turned out great. I made this for the adopt a chef fall 2008, good stuff nko.

BakinBaby September 26, 2008

very good basmati recipe. I am using brown basmati so i just made the cooking time to 50 minutes instead

Sakeenah September 02, 2008

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