Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

Jothan Yeager

Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

This rice pilaf is exceptional served with chicken, game birds, and fish, especially salmon in beurre blanc. Easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and full of healthy fiber and minerals from the pumpkin seeds, this is one of my favorite seasonal menu items.

2
Servings
268
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • shallot, chopped
  • 1/2  cup  carrot, diced
  • 1/2  cup  apple, diced
  • 2  cups  chicken stock
  • 1/8  cup  shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1  cup  brown and wild rice blend, such as Organic Harvest Medley
  • 1/2  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a saucepot until hot. Add the shallot and carrot and cook until soft, roughly 3-5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally throughout the cooking process. Remove from heat, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
17µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
31mg
41%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
24mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
22µg
1%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
54mg
17%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
86mg
12%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
451mg
30%
Water
320g
12%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Rice Pilaf Shopping Tip

Rice is enjoyed in almost all cuisines and is readily available globally. For a simple side dish to any meat or vegetable entrée, rice is a great complement.

Rice Pilaf Cooking Tip

Be sure you are using the correct type of rice needed to obtain the result you are looking for. Long grain rice stays fluffy and individual while shorter grain rice is starchier. Also, rinse all rice before use.