Fruity Chicken Rice Pilaf

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! This dry fruit filled rice and chicken pilaf recipe is easily prepared on a stovetop.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
pound ground chicken or turkey breast
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
2
cups water
1
package (6 1/4 ounces) fast-cooking long-grain and wild rice mix with herbs
1/2
cup dried cherries or cranberries
1/2
cup chopped dried peaches or apricots
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg or cinnamon
  • 1 Spray 3-quart saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook chicken and onions in saucepan about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in water and seasoning packet from rice mix. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low.
  • 2 Stir in rice, cherries, peaches and nutmeg. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until rice is tender and fruits are heated through.

Expert Tips

One package (6 ounces) diced dried fruit and raisins (about 1 1/4 cups) can be used instead of the dried cherries and peaches.

Stir in 1/2 teaspoon curry powder instead of the nutmeg for a taste of India.

Dried fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, plus they are rich in fiber. Both apricots and peaches provide a day's worth of vitamin A plus plenty of potassium.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.