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Quick Herbed Rice

Low Sodium Recipe

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


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

Bowl of rice with chopsticks

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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