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Brown Rice Pilaf with Sage, Walnuts and Dried Fruit

Brown Rice Pilaf with Sage, Walnuts and Dried Fruit

147 Ratings
147 Ratings
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Makes: 8 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Dried fruit and sage combine to give this whole grain dish a flavor of fall, but you can enjoy it any time of the year!

Ingredients

  • canola cooking spray (as needed)
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped)
  • 1 celery stalks (small, ends trimmed and chopped)
  • 2 cups rice (brown, uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (fat-free, reduced sodium)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (dark)
  • 1/4 cup apricots (dried, chopped)
  • 4 walnuts (1/4 cup, chopped, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sage (dried)
  • 2 teaspoons sage (fresh, chopped)
  • salt (to taste, optional)
  • pepper (to taste, optional)

Directions

1. Spray the large skillet with canola cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.
2. Sauté onion and celery until tender, about 5 minutes. Add brown rice and sauté for 5 minutes.
3. Add water, broth, raisins, and apricots; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 50 minutes.
4. Stir in walnuts if desired, sage, salt and pepper.
5. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with fresh sage and serve immediately.
 

Notes

Source:

American Institute for Cancer Research, Diet & Cancer

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 212
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 34 mg
Carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 34 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 233 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 212
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 44 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 6 g
Minerals
Calcium 34 mg
Potassium 233 mg
Sodium 34 mg
Copper 230 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 74 mg
Phosphorus 159 mg
Selenium 15 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 9 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 12 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 18 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 1 1/2 ounces

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It cost more than what's listed on the recipe because walnuts are so expensive right now. I made half with walnuts and half without because I had a friend over who doesn't eat nuts. It tasted just as good without the nuts, so they can be excluded and save a lot of money.
01/21/13
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