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Carrot Raisin Pilaf

 Carrot Raisin Pilaf
"The raisins in this colorful rice pilaf add a touch of natural sweetness, while almonds add fun crunch," relates Lauretta Musser of Apollo, Pennsylvania. "A hint of curry boosts the flavor, too."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the water,
  • carrots, rice, raisins, bouillon, curry powder, salt and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or
  • until rice is tender. Sprinkle with almonds before serving. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2/3 cup) equals 243 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 733 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.