Half the world's people rely on rice as their staple food. Rice offers B vitamins and some minerals; its protein features a good balance of amino acids. Almonds add to the naturally nutty flavour of brown rice in this recipe.
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over moderate heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the rice, stock, 1 1/4 cups water and the rosemary. Bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.