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Raisin Brown Rice Pilaf

 Raisin Brown Rice Pilaf
Michele Doucette of Stephenville, Newfoundland dresses up nutritious brown rice with onion, garlic, raisins and almonds in this flavorful pilaf.
6 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 70 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried currants
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1 inch)
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir
  • in rice, raisins and cinnamon stick; saute until rice is golden. Add
  • broth and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1
  • hour or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Discard
  • cinnamon stick. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (2/3 cup) equals 193 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 621 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.