Curried Rice

This recipe is quick and easy to prepare. It is a little high in sodium. You can skip the additional salt and use low sodium chicken broth if you want/need to lower it. Typically I worry a little less about the amount of carb in my dinner meal. This one is just a bit higher than my usual (51g – 3g (fibre) = 48g) but worth it once in a while!

Serves 4
Serving size = 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium sweet green pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Spray 1.5 quart casserole dish with Pam.
  3. Heat canola oil in skillet, add onion, garlic and green pepper, cook until soft.
  4. Stir in uncooked rice and cook stirring for 3 minutes.
  5. Add butter, salt, curry and raisins, cook for 1 minute.
  6. Transfer all to the casserole dish.
  7. Pour In chicken broth, stir, cover and bake for 1 hour.

Nutrition facts

Per Serving

calories: 317

fat: 11g

saturated fat: 2.5g

cholesterol: 10mg

sodium: 782mg

carbohydrates: 51g

fiber: 3g

protein: 5g

sugars: 9g

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

Comments

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  • Judianna
    11 months ago

    First day on this site…been diabetic for 35 years, mostly controlled. Still learning and trying. My comment about this recipe…Why not Olive Oil and why not brown rice instead of white…we are continually told to not use white bread and white rice????

  • Shelley, TheLongPointGirl moderator author
    11 months ago

    Hi Judianna. What great feedback! To be honest, I used this recipe I’ve had for years. I have been able to eat this and test in range 2 hrs later. So it speaks to the individual tolerance. But having said that, I really like your suggestions for modernizing the recipe. I will pay more attention to that next time I make the recipe. Thanks!

  • Margot moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi @judianna,

    Welcome! Thanks for sharing those suggestions – great options for those looking for more fiber and magnesium from brown rice (https://type2diabetes.com/nutrition/best-whole-grains-type-2-diabetes/) and the unsaturated fat in olive oil that can help decrease inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease (https://type2diabetes.com/nutrition/how-to-choose-the-right-fats/)!

    Best,
    Margot, Type2Diabetes.com Team Member

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