Pomegranates are here – Pomegranate Rice

Pomegranate Rice

I was so happy to see pomegranates in the stores this past week – Those beautiful little red gems that just burst in your mouth and are loaded with everything good for you.

In case you don’t know pomegranates are:

“Pomegranates are a SUPERfood!

 Pomegranates are a new superfood:  They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Not only delicious, pomegranates are one of the healthiest foods you can eat!

Pomegranate juice is high in three different types of polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. The three types – tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid – are present in many fruits, but fresh pomegranate juice contains particularly high amounts of all three.” taken from  pomegranates.org.  This web site has a lot of information about pomegranates … how to remove the seed, history of pomegranates. recipes and more. Another great super food to love!

Not only is this rice visually beautifully, but what a taste treat!  Enjoy!

Pomegranate RIce

Ingredients

  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup jasmine or long grain white rice
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 14 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup roasted sliced almonds
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Lemon peel strips
Pomegranate RiceDirections
1.In large saucepan cook shallots in hot oil over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice, ginger, and cinnamon. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until rice begins to brown.2.Carefully add broth and water to rice. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 14 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 10 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.3.Stir in nuts and pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle lemon peel. Makes 6 to 8 servings.slightly adapted from bhg.comPomegranate RIce

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