Fruited Rice Pilaf

Make a delicious, easy rice side dish with a twist. This scrumptious dish is easily doubled.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 1/4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Melt butter in olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onion, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes.

Add 2 1/4 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 17 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in parsley.

Charles and Judy Russell, Birmingham, Alabama