Pine Nut and Green Onion Pilaf

This savory side gets an extra hit of flavor from grated lemon peel.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1/2
cup sliced green onions (5 medium)
1/2
cup pine nuts
2 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sliced green onion tops

  • 1 Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • 2 Cook rice, 1/2 cup onions and the nuts in butter about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nuts are light brown.
  • 3 Stir in broth, lemon peel and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 14 minutes; remove from heat. Fluff rice lightly with fork.
  • 4 Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with onion tops.

Expert Tips

If you can, buy pine nuts from the bulk-foods section of your grocery store. You can buy only what you need for the recipe.

When you end up with extra chicken broth, pour what’s left into an ice-cube tray. After the cubes are frozen, package them in a plastic freezer bag. Next time you need a dash of chicken broth, you can pop a frozen cube into your pan!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
245
(
Calories from Fat
110 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12 g
12 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
10 mg
10 %;
Sodium
560 mg
560 %;
Total Carbohydrate
30 g
30 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
6 g
6 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.