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Corn and Pecan Pilaf

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This side is delicious enough to impress your friends at a dinner party and easy enough to make for supper tonight. Best of all, no one will guess it took you only 20 minutes to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 3/4 cup frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons yogurt-based spread (such as Brummel & Brown)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • fat 6.9 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3.3 g
  • carbohydrate 24.0 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 1.0 mg
  • sodium 315 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • fiber 3.0 g
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

  2. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add onion, and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until brown. Add corn and basil; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add rice, parsley, pecans, yogurt-based spread, and salt. Toss gently.

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