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
624
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
96g
74%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
24µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1389mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
20µg
1%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
40mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
1998mg
100%
Water
278g
10%
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.