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Patchwork Rice Pilaf

 Patchwork Rice Pilaf
Colorful and versatile, this side dish is always popular at a picnic, potluck or special dinner. The apples bring a subtle sweetness to the rice. This pilaf goes well with a variety of main dish meats and always disappears quickly.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 medium tart red apples, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 packages (6.2 ounces each) fast-cooking long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 cans (10-1/2 ounces each) condensed chicken broth, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, saute the celery, onions, carrots and
  • green pepper in butter until crisp-tender. Add the apples and
  • mushrooms; saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the rice, contents of
  • seasoning packets, broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer according to rice package directions or until rice
  • is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 157 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 410 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.