Green Bean Rice Amandine

Our recipe for homemade Green Bean Rice Amandine is the perfect way to make the most of white rice, chicken, green beans and tasty toasted almonds.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups green beans, trimmed
  • 2 bags Success® White Rice
  • 1 lb diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds. toasted
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese


  • Whip up this delicious Green Bean Rice Amandine for the ultimate weekday dinner or as last-minute lunch prep. Perfect for repurposing your leftover chicken, this is a great way to enjoy the flavors of a classic French dish in minutes!

    Step 1

  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, brown sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add the green beans and let them sit for 5 minutes.

    Step 2

  • While the beans are marinating, prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 3

  • During the final 5 minutes of cooking the rice, begin to sauté the green beans/oil mixture in a large skillet on medium heat until the beans are cooked through, about 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add the rice, chicken, almonds and cheese to skillet. Stir well to thoroughly combine and heat through. Garnish with additional cheese, if desired.

It’s all in the Green Beans

This rice dish hits so many tastes on the flavor spectrum — citrusy, salty, nutty — that we guarantee it’ll become a family favorite. Easy to whip up, it’s a complete meal in minutes!

You know this recipe is a good one because it starts with a marinade, made with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and brown sugar, to infuse the green beans with flavor. While your beans sit, you can pop your 10-minute Success® White Rice in the microwave or on the stovetop. Then, the flavorful green beans are tossed in a large skillet to cook.

Once the veggies are set, you can start working on the chicken. Whether it’s day-old rotisserie chicken or some leftover meat from Monday night, this recipe will bring out the best from your leftovers!

In the end, the ready-made chicken, seared green beans, toasted almonds and Parmesan or Romano cheese all come together in a unique, comforting, easy to prepare meal.

What’s the Aman-deal?

If you’re wondering what “amandine” refers to, you’re probably not alone. This French culinary term simply means “to garnish with almonds.” This term is generally spelled “almondine” in English.

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