Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf


Very good low-fat rice pilaf. This dish is very good with poultry and pork dishes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 servings


  • ¼ cup margarine

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long grain white rice

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped carrot

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • ¾ cup uncooked wild rice

  • 2 cups frozen green peas

  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained

  • 1 cup cashews

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the long grain rice, onion, carrot and raisins for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups salted water to a boil. Add wild rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain and set aside.

  3. When the rice/raisin mixture is finished simmering (rice is cooked), stir in cooked wild rice, peas, pimentos and cashews and heat through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
10g Fat
41g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 346mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.