Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins Recipe
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Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins Recipe

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I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 277 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 599mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, 4-6 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir until lightly browned, 4-6 minutes.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins in Taste of Home February/March 2016, p33

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Tsutsuji User ID: 7881817 257534
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2016

"Delicious! I used a fresh granny smith apple because dried wasn't available, and added it as per the recipe."

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 242383
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I substituted instant rice and added the other ingredients during cooking. Very good."

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