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Sausage & Apricot Balsamic Rice

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 30 min.
Tricia Brown
Try different types of ground sausage for a unique twist each time you make this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-ounce) package sage-flavored pork sausage
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 6 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted cashew nuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Directions

  • Crumble sausage into a large non-stick skillet. Stirring periodically, cook over medium heat until browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain grease from pan. Add maple syrup and vinegar; stir and cook 2 to 3 minutes to blend. Add rice, apricots, cashews, salt and pepper; stir over medium heat until blended. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 500
  Calories from Fat 222 (44%)
(39%)Total Fat 25g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(29%)Sodium 691mg
(17%)Potassium 580mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 20g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(35%)Protein 18g
* 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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