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!


  • What a tasty and simple rice recipe! I’ve got it on my list :)

  • That looks so easy Ben! And the textures of this dish also ahve me won over!

  • Ben, this is delicious. I love rice any way it’s prepared. But I had never run across making it with pomegranate. Thanks for the super recipe Chico! :)

  • What an incredible combination, Ben! Sounds divine. :)

  • I made similar rice dish last week,I call it the Almond Saffron Pomegranate Pilaf,hope to post my recipe soon.Lovely presentation:)

  • This sounds like a great idea. I am having guests over for lunch today and I was planning to make rice as a side dish. I will make it this way now. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • wow… gorgeous… wondering about the taste though… :)

  • Great innovation here Ben!

  • The pomegranate seeds make the rice nice and colourful.

  • this recipe looks great! i usually just make plain ol’ rice. this is a really nice way to dress it up!

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