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Home Health Library Recipes Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds

Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size About 2/3 cup
Calories 201

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 3 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 5 g
Sodium 44 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

This rice dish is great with kebabs. Or serve it chilled on a bed of lettuce as a lunch salad.


(Serves 8)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 3/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon trans-free margarine
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons honey


Heat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Spread the almonds on the baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until golden and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate to cool.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the rice, broth, lemon juice and zest, onion, cinnamon, nutmeg and margarine. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.

In a small saucepan, combine the water and raisins. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the peas and simmer 1 more minute. Add to the rice and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes more.

Fluff the rice mixture and transfer it to a serving dish. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: July 28th, 2022