Cinnamon Rice

Cinnamon Rice
45 min Ready in 45 minutes

Makes 6 Servings

  • 1 bottle (8 fl oz) Ensure® Enlive® Vanilla
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • ⅔ cup white basmati rice
  • 2 green or brown cardamom pods (or ¼ tsp ground cardamom)
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half (or ¼ tsp ground cinnamon)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅔ cup water
cinnamon rice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add rice and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to toast the rice.
  4. Add cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and salt, and continue to stir. Add water and bring to a simmer.
  5. Add Ensure® and continue to cook until it begins to simmer. (Do not allow the mixture to come to a boil.)
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Pour mixture into a 8-inch square oven-safe baking dish.
  8. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  9. Place on the middle rack of the oven and cook for 30 minutes.
  10. Check the rice. It may need an additional 5 minutes to absorb all of the liquid.
  11. Remove from oven. Allow the rice to steam, covered, for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove cover.
  13. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: ⅓ cup


Nutritional Facts


Nutrient Data

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 140
Fat, g: 3.5
Sodium, mg: 135
Carbohydrate, g: 24
Dietary fiber, g: 1
Protein, g: 5