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Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

 Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf
Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois.
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth or vegetable broth
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins and cherries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in
  • butter until tender. Add brown rice and wild rice; stir to coat.
  • Stir in the broth, water, fruit, parsley, salt, thyme, sage and
  • pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60

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Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in pecans. Cover and let stand for 5
  • minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 286 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 305 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 6 g protein.