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Quick Herbed Rice

Low Sodium Recipe

A delicious side dish of instant Quick Herbed Rice with parsley, bay leaf and your choice of either pine nuts or chopped walnuts.

Bowl of Quick Herbed Rice with chopsticks


1 cup instant rice
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, or 2 teaspoons fresh
1/2 cup parsley
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon salt optional, or to taste
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts or toasted pine nuts

Recipe Directions

Cook rice with herbs and salt to taste according to package directions. While rice is cooking, place pine nuts in a shallow pan and toast in oven 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden. Shake pan at 3 minute intervals. Transfer to a dish to cool. Discard bay leaf. Stir pine nuts into rice.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories: 129 (23 percent calories from fat); Total Fat: 3.4g; Cholesterol: 0; Protein: 3.6g; Carbohydrates: 21.3g; Fiber: 0.9g; Sugar: 0.9g; Sodium: 6mg

Food exchanges: Vegetable: 0.1, Bread: 1.1, Fat: 0.6, Very lean meat protein: 0.2

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