Fragrant Brown Rice
Whole grains have gone from hippy to hip in just a few years. And that's a good thing, because whole grains-from brown rice and whole-wheat pasta to quinoa, bulgur, and barley-have double benefits: fiber and antioxidants. The yellow raisins and curry in this dish add flavor, texture and substance to an otherwise basic brown rice.
1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed and drained
2 tsp ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp Asian sesame oil
2-1/2 cups water
1/4 cup raisins, yellow or golden
1/2 tsp curry powder
1-1/3 tbsp soy sauce
Combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil 5 minutes. Stir in raisins and curry powder. Lower heat as low as possible. Cover pan tightly and let rice simmer 45 minutes without lifting lid. After 45 minutes, turn off the heat, and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve drizzled with soy sauce.
Nutrition (per serving) Calories 91; % Calories From Fat 10.9%; Total Fat 1.1g; Saturated Fats 0.2g; Mono-unsaturated Fats 0.4g; Poly-unsaturated Fats 0.4g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 310mg; Total Carbohydrates 19g; Dietary Fiber 1.4g; Sugar 5.6g; Protein 1.9g.
Thiamin B1 0.05 mg
Sodium 310 mg