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Fruited Rice Pilaf

I'm always trying to get fruit into our menus. I stirred some into plain rice pilaf one night, and it was a hit!—Lucille M. Gendron, Pelham, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) rice pilaf
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
  • Toasted sweetened shredded coconut, optional

Directions

  • Cook rice pilaf according to package directions. Stir in the butter until melted. Add the pineapple, raisins and salad dressing. Top with toasted coconut if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 347 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 900mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • peanutsnona76
    Apr 29, 2020

    I've been making this recipe since I first saw it in the magazine. It is a family favorite that we have often. I use craisins out of personal preference; the tanginess goes well in this dish. I sometimes use homemade Italian dressing instead of store-bought. Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  • ms11145
    Aug 1, 2014

    This one got mixed reviews. Daughter and I loved it; husband rather have just plain rice pilaf.

  • christinagriffith
    Jan 15, 2010

    I was looking for a side for BBQ chicken quesdaillas. This was a good pick. I skipped the raisins and added more pineapple. I also used brown rice to bump up our whole grains. This is going in my rotation. Thanks!