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!


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

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

  • those little red jewels studding that rice look beautiful

  • looks pretty enough to…well, eat!

  • 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!

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

  • 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 :)

  • 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

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

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

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

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