Pecan Rice

Pecan Rice
Staff Writer

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This dish is a rice pilaf, where the rice is toasted in oil with onion before liquid is added to finish the cooking. The addition of chopped pecans adds an additional nuttiness to the toasted rice. Pilafs are usually made with a meat-based stock like chicken; if you want a vegetarian version, you can easily substitute vegetable stock or water. We like to serve this alongside our turkey at Thanksgiving.

8
Servings
98
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted with permission Southern Comfort by Allison Rushing-Vines and Slade Rushing, copyright © 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped pecans
  • 1  Cup  long-grain rice
  • 2  Tablespoons  finely diced shallots
  • 1  Tablespoon  finely diced carrots
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  fine sea salt
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  Cups  chicken stock
  • 1  Tablespoon  thinly sliced green onions, white and green part

Directions

Place a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add the olive oil and heat for 1 minute. Add the pecans and toast, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the nuts are fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the rice and toast for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the shallots, carrot, salt, and pepper.

Cook the rice and the vegetables for an additional 3 minutes. Add the stock, increase the heat to high, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Decrease the heat to low, cover, and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for another 10 minutes.

Stir in the green onions before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
218mg
15%
Water
71g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pecan Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pecan Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.