California Rice Pearls October 29 2012 1 Comment

California Rice PearlsServes 2
1 bag Skinny Dip Rice Pearls
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh spinach
2 tablespoons shredded carrot  
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 oz slice lowfat white cheese (Swiss, mozzarella, Monterey Jack)
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon dried basil  (optional)
1 teaspoon diet margarine
salt and pepper to taste
Drain and rinse rice pearls.  Pour into a small mixing bowl and sprinkle with pepper.  Pour chicken broth over rice pearls and let sit.
Melt margarine in a saucepan. Cook garlic and carrot about 2 minutes until carrot is tender.  Stir in rice pearls, Parmesan and spinach. Simmer 15 minutes until extra liquid evaporates.  
Add sliced cheese and stir until melted.  Let sit 3 minutes to firm up before serving.
Nutritional Breakdown
Calories:  57.....Carbs:  1 grams.....Protein:  4 grams......Fat:  4 grams
Fiber:  0 grams.....Potassium:  105 mg.....Sodium: 129 mg