Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

Number of Servings: 6 (118g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 50 min.
Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios

A dish to ignite all the senses–the colors, smells, taste and texture will be sure to satisfy. Get creative with your use of nuts and dried fruit! If you don’t have apricots and pistachios, go ahead and use what you do have–pecans and raisins, for example, would be another great option.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice, rinsed
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ cup diced dried apricots
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ⅔ cup sliced scallions
  • ⅓ cup chopped pistachios

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions (45-50 minutes).
  2. A few minutes before the rice is done, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add bell pepper, garlic, and cumin. Cook until garlic is golden (1 minute).
  4. Add apricots, orange juice, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the apricots have plumped and the liquid has reduced slightly (1-2 minutes).
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in rice and scallions. Serve topped with pistachios.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 118g

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 16%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 40.7mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 8%
Potassium 455mg 10%
Vitamin A 60.3mcg 6%
Vitamin C 39.9mg 45%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 10%
Vitamin K 30.6mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.1mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 10%
Niacin 3.8mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 55.9mcg 14%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.1mcg 4%
Chloride 68.7mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 10%
Phosphorus 176.3mg 15%
Iodine 1.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 67.9mg 15%
Zinc 1.9mg 20%
Selenium 1.8mcg 4%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0.2mcg 0%
Molybdenum 3.9mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Wild Rice, Orange Juice, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Scallions, Dried Apricots (apricots And Sulphur Dioxide), Pistachios, Olive Oil, Garlic, Cumin, Salt.

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