By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Only the hull is removed during the processing of brown rice, so it has more fiber, vitamins and minerals than white rice does.

To make this plant based, use vegetable stock.

Number of servings

Serves 8
  1. Low Sodium
  2. Healthy carb


  1. 1/2 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
  2. 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  3. 1 3/4 cup unsalted chicken broth
  4. 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  5. 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  6. 1/4 cup chopped onions
  7. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  8. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  9. 1 tablespoon trans-free margarine
  10. 1/3 cup water
  11. 1/2 cup golden raisins
  12. 1/2 cup frozen peas
  13. 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.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 2/3 cup

  • Total carbohydrate 34 g
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Sodium 44 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Calories 201
  • Added sugars 4 g
  • Total sugars 13 g
July 28, 2022