Sweet Mandarin Rice (Gluten-free)

This is a delicious vegetarian recipe from "Land O Lakes Occasionally Vegetarian".  We enjoyed the combination of flavors and texture and the simplicity of preparation.  I used golden raisins, my favorite.  I think fresh tangerine sections would be excellent in this recipe too.  This is a nice dish to serve as a side for meat eaters, and to give your vegetarian and gluten-free guests another choice of dishes.
Sweet Mandarin Rice
     3/4    Cup  Rice -- uncooked, long grain
     1/3    Cup  Raisins
  2           Tablespoons  Butter (optional)
     1/2    Teaspoon  Nutmeg -- ground
  2           Tablespoons  Honey
     1/3    Cup  Sliced Almonds -- toasted
  11         Ounces  Mandarin Orange -- canned, drained
Cook rice according to package directions.  Stir in raisins, butter, nutmeg and honey.
Cook over medium heat until heated through (3-5 minutes).   Gently stir in almonds and oranges, let stand 1 minute to heat through.
6 Servings
2012 Cost:  $2.31 or 39¢ per servings.
Per Serving: 229 Calories; 8g Fat (31.9% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 43mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

1 comment:

  1. I like the sweet rice recipe. Lately, I have discovered dried cranberries which would give this recipe bit of a kick! They could be mixed with raisins to keep cost down, but add additional flavor and color complementing the mandarin orange. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Mrs. C


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