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Brown Rice Pilaf Dish

 Brown Rice Pilaf Dish
Walnuts and dried apricots jazz up brown rice for a tasty, earthy side with loads of flavor. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/3 cups instant brown rice
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, saute green onions in butter until tender. Add
  • rice and walnuts; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until walnuts are
  • toasted. Add the water, apricots, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until
  • liquid is absorbed. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 229 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.