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!

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

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

  3. 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! :)

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. wow… gorgeous… wondering about the taste though… :)

  8. Great innovation here Ben!

  9. The pomegranate seeds make the rice nice and colourful.

  10. 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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