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!

23 Comments

  • I was looking for a last minute side dish to make with just a few ingredients tonight, and these I had! Thanks for the simple and delicious recipe!

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