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Cinnamon Spiced Rice

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So for the first QuickBite of the New Year I thought I'd share a really interesting side dish that's a hit everytime I make it....Cinnamon Spiced Rice. Now, I know cinnamon and rice don't sound like your conventional combination at first but trust me when I tell you, it's delicious! The flavors work really well together and it's a nice change of pace. I like serving this right along with my Okra Bowl.
  Onion 1 , diced
  Garlic cloves 2 , minced
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped cilantro 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes or until onions are beginning to turn translucent.

2. Add rice, raisins, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper. Give it all a stir before pouring in your chicken broth.

3. Turn heat to a high and bring rice mixture to a boil. Once it's reached boiling, reduce to a simmer, pop the lid on, and cook for 12 minutes.

4. Remove lid and fluff. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Fiber, Low Cholesterol
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes
Ready In: 
22 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 604 Calories from Fat 78

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.2%

Saturated Fat 0.79 g4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 742.3 mg30.9%

Total Carbohydrates 125 g41.5%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.4%

Sugars 30.9 g

Protein 10 g20.7%

Vitamin A 10.8% Vitamin C 15.4%

Calcium 15% Iron 14.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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