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Lemon Pecan Pilaf

 Lemon Pecan Pilaf
Grated lemon peel brings delicate flavor to this rice side dish while pecans add a satisfying crunch. Cindie Ekstrand of Duarte, California sent the recipe for this crowd-pleaser that can be quickly prepared. "My sister gave me the recipe," she writes. "It's easy to make and very tasty."
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the rice is
  • tender. Meanwhile, melt butter in a nonstick skillet. Add the
  • pecans; sauce until golden. Stir in the lemon juice and peel. Pour
  • over rice and stir to coat. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 247 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.