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West Florida Hospital

White Rice

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Only 1 tablespoon of oil is used in this tasty and heart-healthy rice dish.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ cup
Calories 270
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat Less than 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 183 mg
Calcium 28 mg
Iron 2 mg

Servings and Times

Servings 6

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon  
Medium onion, chopped ½
Garlic, minced 2 cloves
Long-grain white rice 2 cups
Hot water 4 cups
Salt ½ teaspoon
Fresh or frozen corn, peas, carrots, or peppers (optional) ½ cup


  1. In medium pan, heat oil and sauté onion, garlic, and rice. Add hot water and salt. Bring to a full boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes without stirring. If desired, add vegetables, cover, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover, give rice a full turn and cover again. Turn heat off.
  3. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.