Annika’s Rice Pilaf

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Recipe Created By: Amy Hugon


2 Tbsp margarine OR canola oil
2 Tbsp dried minced onion
2 tsp minced fresh or jarred garlic
6-8 baby carrots, diced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup dried cherries
6 dried apricots, diced


In a large saucepan, melt the margarine or heat the oil. Saute the onion, garlic, and carrots for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the cumin and salt in, stirring. When they’re looking nicely browned, stir in the rice. Stir and brown for about 3 more minutes.

Pour in chicken broth, and dried fruit. Turn heat up to bring to a boil.

Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down to low and cover the pot. Cook for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed. Check at 10 minutes, stirring through, to ensure bottom is not sticking.

Serve hot.


This was a hit with everyone!

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If you don’t have a safe margarine, use a light flavored oil.

Use homemade or any safe prepared chicken broth.

Butter and Margarine: Butter is a dairy product made from cow’s milk. Margarine typically contains milk or soy, but there are milk-free and soy-free versions available.

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