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Sunshine Rice

This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.

1 1/2 Tbsp   vegetable oil
1 1/4 C finely chopped celery with leaves
1 1/2 C finely chopped onion
1 C water
1/2 C orange juice
2 Tbsp lemon juice
dash hot sauce
1 C long-grain white rice, uncooked
1/4 C slivered almonds

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entree.

Yield: 4 servings--Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Each serving provides:

Calories: 182
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 21 mg

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