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Cherry Rice Pilaf

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by in Dinner, Lunch | 0 comments

cherry rice pilaf

This flavorful combination proves that nutritious eating doesn’t need to be bland and boring.

Makes 8 servings
Calories per serving: 189
Total fat per serving: 6.4 grams; 0 mg. cholesterol
Percent calories from fat: 29%

 1 cup chopped onion
 1 cup chopped celery
 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
 1 tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram (or 1 teaspoon dried)
 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
 1 tablespoon margarine
 3 cups cooked rice

Put onion, celery, cherries, walnuts, thyme, marjoram, pepper and margarine in a large non-stick skillet. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender; stir occasionally. Add rice; mix well. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

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