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Herbed Lemon Pilaf With Almonds

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  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1⁄2 , juiced
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh basil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Fresh thyme 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cooked brown rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Hot water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper To Taste

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan.
Add the onions and garlic, and saute on medium heat for 5 or 6 minutes.
Stir in the turmeric, lemon juice, and soy sauce.
Lower the heat and add the chopped basil, thyme, and parsley.
Add the rice and mix it well with the seasonings.
Drizzle in the hot water.
Cover the pot and steam the rice on low heat for 5 minutes.
While the pilaf steams, toast the chopped almonds .
(If you're using already toasted almonds, warm them before serving.) Season the pilaf to taste with salt and pepper.
Toss it with the butter or margarine if you like, top with the warm toasted almonds, and serve.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 433 Calories from Fat 214

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.4%

Saturated Fat 4.1 g20.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 8.1 mg2.7%

Sodium 532.7 mg22.2%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.5 g34.1%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 10 g20.5%

Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 57.7%

Calcium 14.9% Iron 23.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Herbed Lemon Pilaf With Almonds Recipe