Almond Rice Pilaf

Olive Oil-Flavored cooking spray

1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

1 1/2 cups instant brown rice

1 cup of fat free, lower sodium chicken broth

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon of pepper

1/4 cup of sliced almonds, toasted

1 tablespoon of fresh parsley (optional

Directions:

1) Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add shallots; sauté 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Add rice; sauté 1 minute.

2) Stir in the chicken broth, salt, and Pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add the almonds.

Nutrition: Serves 4 (serving size 1/2 cup)

Calories: 167