Cranberry and Almond Rice Pilaf

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I've been making this dish for years - it's different from typical rice pilaf dishes in that the cranberries add the sweetness and the tartness that you don't expect in a savory dish. Oh, and it's super hard to fumble.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¾ cup chopped onions

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked jasmine rice

  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 green onions, chopped (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir cranberries and jasmine rice into onion until rice is coated with oil and rice is lightly toasted, about 5 minutes more.

  3. Pour chicken broth into skillet and season with kosher salt and black pepper.

  4. Bring rice mixture to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 22 minutes.

  5. Remove skillet from heat; stir green onions, cilantro, and almonds into rice mixture. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
4g Fat
39g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 102mg 2%

* 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.

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