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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 39.4g 13% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 1.5mg 1% DV; sodium 285.2mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2012
Wow! This was delicious. Been trying to find a recipe similar to Fish City Grill's rice that they serve with their talapia. This wasn't it but it was absolutely delicious and I'm glad I tried it. It has a mildly sweet flavor that complements my blackened talapia toning down some of the spiciness. Easy to make too. It was great without the cilantro and extra onions but I might try them next time just to see the difference. The slivered almonds are a must though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2013
Interesting idea but my family and I found the dish to be underwhelming bland. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2012
Wow! This was delicious. Been trying to find a recipe similar to Fish City Grill's rice that they serve with their talapia. This wasn't it but it was absolutely delicious and I'm glad I tried it. It has a mildly sweet flavor that complements my blackened talapia toning down some of the spiciness. Easy to make too. It was great without the cilantro and extra onions but I might try them next time just to see the difference. The slivered almonds are a must though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Just made it. Very easy - and so good!!! I used pecans instead of almonds as that is what I had in the house. Bringing it to a friends house for dinner tonight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
I made this as a side dish for Thanksgiving 2013. It was a hit, so delicious. My husband enjoyed it so much he asked me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2013
Super good! I had left over cranberries I had to use up so I tried this recipe not expecting much. It has just the right mix of saltiness sweet and sour. It's very easy to make. I'm glad I tried it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2017
I made no changes I work as a head chef at a gold mining camp and feed about 70 people for supper and they all loved it including me.a definite 2 thumbs up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2017
This was excellent! I will definitely make it again at Christmas. I'm generally not a fan of fruit cooked or mixed with "regular" food but I really liked this. I toasted the almonds and would recommend that extra step. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
Excellent recipe! It is easy and tastes awesome! I really like the flavor that the cranberries add to the pilaf. I did not have jasmine rice. I used the generic long grain rice I had on hand and it turned out great. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2012
This was exactly what I was looking for...super easy and delicious. I didn't have jasmine so I used brown rice instead and it came out wonderfully. Perfect side for some chicken or fish. Will definitely be making this more often. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/16/2013
Interesting idea but my family and I found the dish to be underwhelming bland. Read More
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