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Looking for the perfect side dish? This almond rice is just the answer. It’s wonderful with any chicken or fish dish. In fact, it pairs especially well with the Yogurt and Ritz Cracker Chicken we recently posted about. Use this rare coupon to save on almonds: $1.00/1 – Diamond Nuts, 8 oz or Larger – (coupons.com)


Flavorful Almond Rice

1/4 cube butter – $0.25
2 cups long grain rice – $1.24
1 can beef consomme soup (found in canned soup section) – $1.29
3 cups water
2 tsp salt – $0.02
1/2 tsp pepper – $0.06
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds – $1.24

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a pan, sautee butter with rice until rice is light brown. Careful not to burn rice. Once it starts browning it cooks very fast. Move away from heat.

3. Put the water, consomme, salt, pepper and almonds into a casserole dish. Add the cooked rice and stir. Cover and place in oven for one hour.

4. Remove from oven and serve.

Serves 8 to 10

Total Cost: $4.10

Sides Under $5: Flavorful Almond Rice