Appetizers and Side dishes — By Ben on 18 November 2008
Pomegranate and Almond Rice

Even though I love pomegranates I rarely prepare anything with them. I had some left over from my Foodbuzz dinner that I needed to use before they went bad so I look around online for pomegranate recipes. What a surprise to find so many uses for this deliciuos fruit. Besides a great list of recipes I found a lot of information about pomegranates. I will put a post together dedicated only to them soon, but for now I leave you with what I decided to make with them, a very simple rice with pomegranates and almonds.

I really don’t have a recipe for this. What I did was very simple. I boiled 1 cup of rice in 2 cups of chicken stock. When it started boiling I reduced the heat to low, added salt and pepper, covered and let it simmer until the liquid was absorbed and the rice tender. I then added 2 TBSP of olive oil, 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds and 1/4 cup sliced almonds and served.

Like I said it was a very simple side dish and the flavors and textures melted deliciously. I will be trying some of the recipes I found online and will be posting them here.

Update: I am sending this recipe to the POM Wonderful and Foodie Blogroll contest. They are asking bloggers to submit an original recipe that includes pomegranate for a chance to become the POW Wonderful featured blogger and enjoy a $5,000 prize! Check them out and enter to win using this delicious fruit.

¡Buen provecho!

Tagged as:
Capirotada » »

Related Articles

About Author

grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(23) Readers Comments

  1. Mmm pretty! I can actually taste it from here.

    What did you have as the main dish with this rice?

  2. those little red jewels studding that rice look beautiful

  3. looks pretty enough to…well, eat!

  4. This looks great. My girlfriend has been obsessed over rice with crazins and orange zest, but I think this looks much better. Going to have to give it try here in the next couple days. Great stuff!

  5. I’m always looking for simple ways to flavor rice. Thanks for this great idea!

  6. Couldn’t agree with you more on the cold weather and the baking thing. Making rice is up there too :)

    I like my rice like I like my girls… nice to look at and eas…. simple. This rice fills both of these… awesome job :)

  7. Excellent choice to prepare something with the pomegranates Ben. PS I ahve something for you over at my blog. You can cherish it close to heart or pass it along as you wish…just know that you are appreciated:D

  8. It looks amazing for such a simple dish! I have a pomegranate, so maybe I’ll try it in this.

  9. That is very pretty and I can imagine very tasty too :) Well done, Ben!

  10. Wow Ben. What a beautiful way to use up the extra pomegranate!

Leave a Reply