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Hot Cinnamon Rice

Hot Cinnamon Rice

This flavorful cinnamon rice is the perfect complement to a grilled pork chop and plantains.

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5 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice

2 1/2 cups chicken broth

1/2 cup raisins

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add slivered almonds; cook 2-3 minutes or until almonds are browned and caramelized. Remove from pan, set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt additional 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread in same pan over medium heat; add onion and garlic. Cook until softened. Add rice; continue cooking, stir constantly, 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add chicken broth and raisins; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Cover; reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 15-30 minutes or until rice is puffed and all liquid has been absorbed. Fluff lightly with a fork; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread.

  3. STEP 3

    Reserve 1 tablespoon caramelized almonds. Stir remaining almonds into rice mixture; sprinkle with reserved almonds.

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Nutrition (1 serving)

140 Calories
3.5 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
250 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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