Mid-east pilaf

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1 medium Onion; chopped
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
⅔ cup Cashew bits or halves
⅓ cup Raisins
3 cups Hot cooked rice
1 cup Chopped dried apricots
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Turmeric
¼ teaspoon Cracked black pepper
⅛ teaspoon Cardamom
⅛ teaspoon Ground cloves
⅓ cup Apple juice

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion with brown sugar 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown. Add cashews and raisins; saute 2 to 3 minutes until nuts begin to brown and raisins plump. Add rice, apricots, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, cardamom and cloves. Stir in apple juice. Heat thoroughly and serve.

Each serving provides: * 284 calories * 5⅕ g. protein * 9½ g. fat * 47½ g. carbohydrate * 3⅗ g. dietary fiber * 0 mg. cholesterol * 106 mg. sodium

Source: The Many Nationalities of Rice Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias Submitted By KAREN MINTZIAS On 02-07-95

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