Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 30 mins

This recipe comes from the Spring 2003 issue of "Diabetes and You"--exchanges: 2 starch/bread, 1 fat. SOAK RICE FOR 2 HOURS PRIOR TO MAKING THIS RECIPE--RINSE AND DRAIN WELL BEFORE COOKING

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and saute onion and garlic until tender.
  2. Add cloves and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add rice, stir to coat, then add salt, broth, and cinnamon stick.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
  5. In seperate pan, heat 1 tsp oil and add raisins and almonds-heat through.
  6. Add raisins/nuts to rice, discard cinnamon stick, mix well and serve.
Most Helpful

A true rice treat for a rice lover! I have made this many times(the only change being that I use vegetable broth with onions as a substitute for the chicken broth) and it's always been gone before I know it;)

Charishma_Ramchandani April 04, 2003

Hi TGirl, this was a nice recipe. I missed that bit about soaking for two hours... didn't seem to matter too much. Instead of raisins and almonds I added craisins, almonds, pistachio kernels and chopped dried apricots. Don't know what that does for the exchanges you have listed there, but it sure does taste great!

oloschiavo November 24, 2007