Free Healthy Recipe - Almond & Cinnamon Rice

Dairy free, Gluten free, Wheat Free

Rice is one of the few foods which can be eaten by even the most allergic individuals and is therefore suitable when you're on a detox.
While the GI of both white and brown rice is high (the GI of purple and coral rice is yet to be tested) adding lemon juice and nuts lowers it slightly. This dish makes a delicious accompaniment to grilled lamb and veggies.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup purple rice, washed & drained
4 sprigs thyme
1 stick cinnamon
1/3 cup blanched almonds, toasted
4 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp lemon juice, zested

Heat the oil in a pan and gently sauté the onion for 2 minutes. Add the rice, thyme and cinnamon stick and 2 cups of water and bring to the boil. Cover the pan, reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice is completely cooked through. Remove the cinnamon stick and stir through the almonds, raisins, lemon juice and zest.

Note : Purple rice is a Fair Trade product new to Australia. It's a combination of jasmine and black rice. Pretty to look at, purple rice is rich in flavour and more dense in minerals than ordinary polished white rice. For stockists visit

Makes 4 servings

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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Ready in: 35 mins

Suitable for:
Side Dish
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1419 kj
Calories 339 kcal
Fat 11.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Total Carbohydrate 50.5 g
Total Protein 6.3 g
Fibre 2.3 g

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