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Brown Rice Pilaf w/Cherries & Pine Nuts 

Take your tastebuds to the sweeter side with this twist on rice pilaf!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Side Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red White

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: ½


1 cup brown rice, dry

2 Tbsp margarine

8 green onions (including green tops), chopped

2 tsp garlic, minced

1/8 cup pine nuts

¾ cups cherries, pitted and chopped

  1. Prepare steamed brown rice according to package directions. Set aside after done cooking.
  2. In a large skillet, melt one tablespoon of margarine on medium-high heat. When butter is foaming, add pine nuts and saute until toasted. Remove pine nuts from skillet.
  3. Add the second tablespoon of margarine to the skillet and allow it to melt. Saute the garlic and onion until both are softened and golden brown.
  4. Toss the steamed rice with the pine nuts, garlic, and onion mixture and fresh chopped cherries. Serve warm.

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Stemilt Growers.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 280 Carbohydrates: 42g
Total Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 1g Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 32% Sodium: 50mg
Protein: 6g  



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