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Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Crunchy apples and pecans give traditional wild rice a tasty twist. This dish pairs well with a variety of meaty entrees. —Becky Burch, Marceline, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest, optional


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until tender. Stir in the water, rice and bouillon; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-55 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Remove from the heat; fold in apple, pecans and lemon zest if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 231 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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