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Grecian Rice

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  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced or pressed
  Long grain rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef bouillon 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Natural almonds 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped
  Almond 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), chopped (Natural Variety)
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped

1. In a 2-quart Dutch oven or skillet, melt the butter or margarine over moderate heat.
2. When it begins to froth, add the onion, pepper and garlic.
3. Cook for 5 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently, until limp but not browned.
4. Increase heat to moderate and add rice. Sauté another few minutes until rice is transparent and coated with butter.
5. Pour in the bouillon and add salt and cinnamon.
6. Bring to a boil, stirring often to prevent rice from sticking to the sides.
7. Cover with lid and simmer on low flame for 15 minutes or transfer to the middle level of a warm oven (350 degree F) for 20 minutes.
8. When rice is tender and stock is absorbed, add almonds and mix in lightly without stirring too much.
9. Turn off heat, let stand covered for 5 minutes.

10. Spoon out onto a platter and garnish with chopped parsley
11. Serve hot with lamb stew.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1098 Calories from Fat 566

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g102.5%

Saturated Fat 15.6 g77.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 48.4 mg16.1%

Sodium 1279 mg53.3%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.5%

Dietary Fiber 14.6 g58.3%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 31 g61.3%

Vitamin A 26.6% Vitamin C 70.4%

Calcium 33.7% Iron 31.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Grecian Rice Recipe