Easy Jeweled Rice

The best way to dress up any table is with this delicious and flavorful side dish.

This dish is perfect for any occasion whether its the holidays or a weeknight meal. The rice dish itself is easy to throw together and delivers in all forms on taste and aesthetic.

The beauty of this dish is that its customizable. You can add in anything you like with color. If you dont have dried cherries, do dried cranberries or dates. If you don’t have chives, you can do scallions or parsley or mint. If you don’t have pistachios, you can use almonds.

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Easy Jeweled Rice

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet onion, fine dice
  • 2 carrots, small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cups basmati rice
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth

Add Ins:

  • 1/3 cup toasted pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives


  • In a large non stick skillet (with a cover) heat your oil on medium. Saute your onion and carrots until golden. Stir in the garlic, ginger and spices for 30 seconds. Next stir in the rice for 1 minutes. Lastly add in the broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes (untouched). Remove the pan from the burner and let it sit covered and untouched for 10 minutes to steam. Remove from the pan and fluff. Add in your toppings of pomegranates, pistachios, dried cherries and chives. Drizzle with some more olive oil and serve.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2929IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Stella

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