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Basmati Rice with Fresh Herbs
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Basil and mint make this rice a light summer side dish.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 8 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178.2
Total Carbs 34.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Total Fat 3.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.1 g
Potassium 6.4 mg
Protein 3.8 g
Sodium 153.1 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat , 2 Starch
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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2 cup  Rice, basmati, brown, California, dry
1 tbsp  canola oil
2 each  medium garlic cloves
3 1/2 cup  cold water
0 1/2 tsp  salt
0 1/2 tsp  black pepper
2 tbsp  fresh basil
1 tbsp  fresh mint
  1. Place rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold water for several minutes. Drain.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the rice and stir for another minute, making sure rice is evenly coated in the oil.
  4. Add the herbs, salt and pepper, and stir to combine.
  5. Add the water and bring up to a boil. Bring down to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Take off the heat and let the rice sit for 5 minutes. Do not take the lid off the pot. Fluff rice with a fork and serve.

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