Pine Nut and Cranberry Rice Pilaf Recipe
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Pine Nut and Cranberry Rice Pilaf Recipe

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Juicy cranberries and crunchy pine nuts easily dress up rice in this special side dish. The subtle flavors make it an appropriate accompaniment to many entrees.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4-5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-5 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 285 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute celery and onion in butter and oil until tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Add the broth, mushrooms, cranberries, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in parsley; sprinkle with pine nuts. Yield: 4-5 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Rice Pilaf in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2007 , p57

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sweetthing for 2 User ID: 5489647 208905
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"I made this for my Christmas dinner and it was a big hit i made again for a formal dinner party but I added pineapple bits instead of the pine nuts it was even better."

pixieclown User ID: 813477 167080
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"We've made this several times since Christmas 2009 and the whole family loves it!"

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