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Fruited Rice Pilaf

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Ingredients
  Long grain brown rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Cashews 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped dried apricots 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pitted dates 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In a 2 quart pan, combine rice, salt, and vegetable stock.
Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low; and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed (about 45 minutes).
Meanwhile, in a small frying pan over medium low heat, melt butter.
Add nuts and cook until golden.
Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add raisins, apricots, and dates to pan and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
When rice is cooked, stir in dried fruits; cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir in nuts just before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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