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

Charles and Judy Russell, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

November 2004
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