Green Bean Almond Rice

Green Bean Almond Rice

19 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes; part of Back to School Lunches collection

Nutty brown rice, highlighted with crisp green beans and almonds

"I made this for a party and even the kids ate it and raved about it! My friends ate it all! They even ate it cold. It was incredibly easy to make too. I had most of the ingredients in the kitchen already. Now all of my friends think I am some sort of incredible chef even though I know almost nothing about cooking."


1 tablespoon Butter; or margarine
1/2 cup almonds; Slivered
1/2 cup onion; Chopped
1/3 cup red bell pepper; Chopped
3 cups Brown rice; (cooked in vegetable broth)
10 ounces French-style green beans; (frozen), thawed
1/8 teaspoon white pepper; Ground
1/4 teaspoon Tarragon

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds; stir until lightly browned. Add onions and red pepper; cook for 2 minutes or until tender. Add rice, green beans, white pepper, and tarragon. Stir until thoroughly heated.

Adapted from recipe in: Seasonal Inspirations for Rice

Each (3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 179, FatCals: 54, TotalFat: 5g

Chol: 4mg, Na: 86mg, K: 264mg

TotCarbs: 26g, Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 1g

NetCarbs: 22g, Protein: 6g


This was quick to put together as I had cooked brown rice to use up.

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Delicious and the kids went back to the kitchen and cleaned the pot
BcvR 1y ago

Makes rice interesting, nice way to eat brown rice.
darrent 1y ago

I toasted the rice and 1/4 cup of orzo, put that in the rice cooker with 3 chopped carrots, frozen green beans and 2:1 broth to rice. Also added some dry oregano and chopped scallions. Very good.
terri101959 2y ago

Great side dish! I didn't have red peppers or tarragon so those got left out. Also used canned green beans. Once I browned the almonds and cooked the onions. I added all the ingredients (uncooked rice and vegetable broth and all other ingredients) to the rice cooker and let it finish the job for me. Super easy!
Jldozer 2y ago

World's greatest Mother in law and I thought this was a great way to combine the green vegetable with the starch. Picky Wife, however, did not like the frozen French cut green beans. She said, 'next time, try canned'. Perhaps I will. Love the grn bn & rice combo.
billmc44 2y ago

Was delicious, tried it a second time with cous cous and worked just as well.
melegan 3y ago

This was great! I used fresh green beans and dried basil...
Bonteach5 3y ago

While preparing this it seemed a bit dry, but that wasn't the case at all when served. We had baked Parmesan tilapia with this. Excellent!
GrandmaBarbara 4y ago

I used my favorite whole grain rice blend & added pecans (because I realized too late that I was almost out of almonds), and it was delicious!
kimboorleelee 4y ago

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