Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Since I have been trying to loose weight this year I have focused greatly on trying to eat more home cooked and healthy foods and ofcourse cooking healthier for my family as well.  I have decided every Tuesday to start sharing some of the great new healthy recipes that I have found and like!!

My family loves rice in the past though it was normally white rice that we were cooking and then one day I was out shopping and decided to buy some Wild Rice.  Lets just say the first time I cooked it it did not turn out so well.  My husband and kids did not like it, so clearly I either had to find a recipe or go back to the white rice.  Which I was too stubborn to do so clearly I had to find a recipe ;-)

I had picked up The Biggest Loser Club 30 Day Jump Start from our local library and inside of it there is a great Wild Rice recipe that I decided to try and I am happy to say my family loves it!  I have made this a few times now and every time comes out with perfect texture!  I definitely recommend checking out this one!

Wild Rice With Toasted Almonds

1tsp Olive Oil
1 Cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons chopped almonds
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
2 cups fat-free,, low sodium chicken broth or vegtable
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 375F.  In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the rice, mushrooms, onion, almonds, garlic, and thyme.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture is fragrant and the onions are just starting to soften.  Don't allow the nuts or garlic to brown.  Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish.  Bring the broth and water to a boil and pour it over the rice mixture in the baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.

Makes 6 (1cup) servings
Per serving 140 Calories, 6 g Protein, 26g carbs (2g sugars), 3g fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 3g fiber, 160mg sodium.

I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!!

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