Apricot Wild Rice Pilaf

Apricot Wild Rice Pilaf IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Apricot Wild Rice Pilaf IMAGE

Wild rice lends an extra Canadian touch to your holiday meal. It takes longer to cook than the average grain (partially because it's a type of grass), but it's a hands-off side dish that doesn't require constant attention.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 cups wild rice rinsed
  • 3 1/2 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth or no-salt-added vegetable broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried apricot finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, carrot and celery, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add rice; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir in broth, salt and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until about 2 tbsp liquid remains and most of the rice is split open, about 80 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in apricots; cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Stir in parsley, tarragon, lemon zest and lemon juice.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 294 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 165.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 252 mg
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 31 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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