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Mixed Fruit Pilaf

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup dried mixed fruit, chopped
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked bulgur wheat

How to Make It

  1. Sauté celery and onion in hot oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic, and sauté 1 more minute.

  2. Stir in dried fruit and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil; stir in bulgur wheat. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Note: Pack Mixed Fruit Pilaf in a zip-top plastic bag or waterproof container, and chill to transport to the picnic. It can safely sit at room temperature 2 hours.