Brown Rice Pilaf with Green Olives and Lemon Recipe

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Brown Rice Pilaf with Green Olives and Lemon
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  1. In a large saucepan, heat the 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the onions and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 minutes. Add the water, rice, thyme and bay leaf and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Stir 1 tablespoon of salt into the rice. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the water has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat; discard the bay leaf and thyme. Stir in the olives, parsley, chopped basil, lemon juice and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the rice into bowls. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with the goat cheese and basil leaves; serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 267.67 Kcal (1121 kJ)
Calories from fat 84.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.43g 15%
Cholesterol 9.92mg 3%
Sodium 262.95mg 11%
Potassium 165.75mg 4%
Total Carbs 38.95g 13%
Sugars 1.68g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.76g 11%
Protein 7.14g 14%
Vitamin C 6.7mg 11%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 133.9mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 89.9 Kcal (376 kJ)
Calories from fat 28.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.17g 15%
Cholesterol 3.33mg 3%
Sodium 88.32mg 11%
Potassium 55.67mg 4%
Total Carbs 13.08g 13%
Sugars 0.56g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.93g 11%
Protein 2.4g 14%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 11%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 45mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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