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Almond Pilaf

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



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.