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Almond Pilaf

Yield: Serves 6. Each serving: 3/4 cup.

Ingredients

Instructions

This simple rice dish can be made in the rice cooker. Cooked grains, including pasta, rice, barley and oats, have the lowest calorie density in this important food group.

1-1/2 cups brown rice
3 cups water
1/4 cup ground raw almonds
dash granulated garlic
1 tsp dried parsley
black pepper to taste

Rice cooker: Place all of the ingredients in a rice cooker and put the switch on cook. Cook until the water evaporates, about 30 minutes.

Microwave: Place all ingredients in a large, covered, microwave-safe dish. Microwave on 80% power for 33 minutes.

Fluff cooked rice with a fork. This dish goes very well with fish and chicken. Add a large green salad to complete the meal.