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Brown Rice Pilaf

This yummy dish is full of nutrients and fiber to keep you full until your next meal!
Brown Rice Pilaf

Recipe Source: ChooseMyPlate


  • canola cooking spray (as needed)
  • 1 onion (medium, chopped)
  • 1 celery stalks (small, ends trimmed and chopped)
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (fat-free, reduced sodium)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage (chopped)
  • salt (to taste, optional)
  • pepper (to taste, optional)


  1. Spray the large skillet with canola cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onion and celery until tender, about 5 minutes. Add brown rice and sauté for 5 minutes.
  3. Add water, broth, raisins, and apricots; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 50 minutes.
  4. Stir in walnuts if desired, sage, salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with fresh sage and serve immediately.
Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Total Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium34 mg
Total Carbohydrate44 g
Dietary Fiber4 g
Total Sugars6 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein6 g
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