Only 1 tablespoon of oil is used in this tasty and heart-healthy rice dish.
|11 tablespoon||vegetable oil|
|1/2 medium||onion, chopped|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|2 cups||long-grain white rice|
|4 cups||hot water|
|1/2 cup||fresh or frozen corn, peas, carrots, or peppers (optional)|
- In medium pan, heat oil and saute onion, garlic, and rice. Add hot water and salt. Bring to a full boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes without stirring. If desired, add vegetables, cover, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Uncover, give rice a full turn and cover again. Turn heat off.
- Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Each serving provides (without optional vegetables):
Total fat: 3 g
Saturated fat: Less than 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 183 mg
Calcium: 28 mg
Iron: 2 mg