Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
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
531
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
23%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
82g
27%
Vitamin A
259µg
29%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
31.9%
Vitamin C
6mg
11%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
14µg
17%
Calcium
59mg
6%
Fiber
8g
33%
Folate (food)
110µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
110µg
28%
Iron
3mg
19%
Magnesium
213mg
53%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
50%
Phosphorus
547mg
78%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
910mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.1%
Sodium
987mg
41%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.4%
Zinc
6mg
40%

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