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Brown Rice with Nuts and Raisins

(1 Votes)
SERVES
4
PREP
15 Min
COOK TIME
15 Min
READY IN
30 Min

Our favorite kind of dish is one that pleases the eyes as well as the tummy. This Brown Rice with Nuts and Raisins certainly does both because it has so many warm flavors!

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or fresh mint
What To Do:
  1. Combine raisins and wine in a small bowl.

  2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over low heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until tender. Add rice; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add 1 can broth, the water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  3. Drain raisins, discarding liquid; stir raisins into rice mixture. Add almonds and cilantro, stirring well.

Notes

I cook the rice in chicken broth to give it more flavor and add toasted almonds and cilantro for variety. The raisins are plumped by sitting in the wine or chicken broth, so you don't want to leave that step out or you'll have dry, chewy raisins.

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