Brown Rice Pilaf with Raisins and Apples
3 cups water ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1½ cups brown rice 2 tbsp. olive or canola oil
½ cup raisins 2 apples, cored and diced
1 tbsp. sugar ¼ cup nuts, chopped
In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add the rice. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer until the rice is tender, about 45 to 60 minutes. If there is excess liquid, pour rice through a fine-meshed strainer to drain. Return the rice to the saucepan and stir in the raisins. Cover and set aside. In a small bowl, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the oil. In a large bowl, combine the rice and diced apples. Add the oil mixture and toss to coat evenly. Top with chopped nuts. Serve warm or cold.
Makes 8 servings.
Each serving provides 193 calories, 5 grams protein, 32 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams fat, 5 milligrams sodium, 4 grams fiber.