Easy Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois. Studded with golden raisins, dried cherries and nuts, it goes together in no time using a convenient rice mix and dresses up a variety of main dishes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins and cherries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 281 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Add rice mix with contents of seasoning packet; stir to coat.
  2. Stir in the broth, fruit and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 24-28 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf in Light & Tasty

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