Brown Rice Pilaf w/Cherries & Pine Nuts

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

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Red, White


1 cup brown rice, dry

2 Tbsp margarine

8 green onions (including green tops), chopped

2 tsp garlic, minced

1/8 cup pine nuts

3/4 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.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    280
  • Carbohydrates:    42g
  • Total Fat:    10g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   1g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    32%
  • Sodium:    50 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Stemilt Growers.



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