Fruited Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Fruited Rice Pilaf Recipe

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I'm always trying to get fruit into our menus. I stirred some into plain rice pilaf one night, and it was a hit!—Lucille M. Gendron, Pelham, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (6 ounces) rice pilaf
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 347 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Cook rice pilaf according to package directions. Stir in the butter until melted. Add the pineapple, raisins and salad dressing. Top with toasted coconut if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fruited Rice Pilaf in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p9

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 61733
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"This one got mixed reviews. Daughter and I loved it; husband rather have just plain rice pilaf."

christinagriffith User ID: 4512691 97254
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"I was looking for a side for BBQ chicken quesdaillas. This was a good pick. I skipped the raisins and added more pineapple. I also used brown rice to bump up our whole grains. This is going in my rotation. Thanks!"

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