Fruited Rice Pilaf

By 30 Minutes or Less
Take your tastebuds to the sweeter side with this twist on rice pilaf!

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  • Prep Time:25 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 6
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 3/4
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, Yellow/Orange, White, Blue


2 tsp olive oil

1 1/2 cups uncooked brown rice, long grain

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup diced onion

1 can (16 oz) chicken broth, low sodium

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup dried apricots

1/4 cup sliced green onions, with tops

1/4 cup silvered almonds, coursely chopped


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add rice and garlic. Cook 1 to 2 minutes until rice is coated with oil and garlic is fragrant.
  2. Stir in broth and pepper. Cover, bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in cranberries, raisins and apricots. Cook 7 to 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff rice with a fork.
  5. Stir in onions and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    340
  • Carbohydrates:    70g
  • Total Fat:    5g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    5g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    13%
  • Sodium:    210 mg
  • Protein:    7g
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