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Fruited Brown Rice

Yield 5 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Dress up instant brown rice with a super quick twist on the classic side dish. Fruit and nuts add a bite that almost makes this dish feel Mediterranean.


  • 1 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 2/3 cup halved seedless red or green grapes
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 24.2 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 181 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

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

  2. Combine rice, grapes, and pecans in a medium bowl. Stir in vinegar and remaining ingredients. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 24 hours, if desired.

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