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Nutty Brown Wild Rice

This easy wild rice dish can be whipped up in a flash for a tasty weeknight dinner side. Toasted pine nuts, dried cherries and fresh basil really make it taste special.

Health NOVEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (6.2-ounce) packages fast-cooking recipe long-grain and wild rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Discard flavor packet from rice, if included. Combine rice and broth in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve warm.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 296
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 53g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 397mg
  • Calcium: 41mg
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