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Cranberry Pecan Rice Pilaf

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 40 min.
Alexander the Great brought pilaf back to Europe after conquering Persia. Conquer dinner with this recipe and your family will call you "great" as well.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1 14 1/2-ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup chopped pecans, toasted*
  • cup sliced green onions
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, cranberries, pecans and onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Preparation Tip: To toast pecans spread nuts on small baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees 5 to 8 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 568
  Calories from Fat 215 (38%)
(38%)Total Fat 24g
(31%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(7%)Cholesterol 22mg
(39%)Sodium 935mg
(4%)Potassium 154mg
Total Carbohydrate 75g
(26%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(25%)Protein 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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