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Jeweled Rice

A background of turmeric-tinted rice brings out the gem-like colors of dried apricots, cranberries, and currants in this simple side dish.

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A background of turmeric-tinted rice brings out the gem-like colors of dried apricots, cranberries, and currants in this simple side dish.

Servings
6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tbs. chopped dried apricots
  • 2 Tbs. chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs. dried currants or raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice

Preparation

1. Combine turmeric and 2 1/4 cups hot water in bowl until turmeric dissolves.

2. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Sauté green onions 2 minutes. Add rice and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes more. Pour turmeric water over rice, add bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 15 minutes, or until most of liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Fold in dried fruits, cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in pistachios and lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 237
  • Carbohydrate Content 44 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 5 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content 3 mg
  • Sugar Content 6 g