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Jeweled Basmati Rice with Goji Berries

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In many parts of Asia, rice is often garnished or mixed with ingredients to render the white grain more colorful. Exotic goji berries and shaved raw broccoli florets turn plain rice into a vegetarian course that can be served over fresh salad greens. Recipe courtesy of Corrine Trang of Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook.

Serves 6 / Serving size: 1 cup



  • 3 cups freshly cooked Basic Brown Rice.
  • 1/3 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup shaved raw broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup Fried Scallion Oil (scallions only, drained)
  • 8 large dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1-inch ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)



In a large bowl, mix together the rice, berries, seeds, broccoli, scallion oil, dates, soy sauce, ginger, sesame and vegetable oils, and lemon juice. Toss well and serve.


Exchanges / Choices

1 1/2 Starch
1/2 Fruit
3 Fat


More information:

Calories:  285
Calories from Fat: 135
Total Fat: 15.0 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Trans Fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium:  195 mg
Potassium: 270 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 35 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 8 g
Protein: 5 g

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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