Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf

Cashew Raisin Rice Pilaf

Side Dish Rice Pilaf

Very good low-fat rice pilaf. This dish is very good with poultry and pork dishes.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 270
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento peppers, drained
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • 1   Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute the long grain rice, onion, carrot and raisins for 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 2   Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups salted water to a boil. Add wild rice, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 3   When the rice/raisin mixture is finished simmering (rice is cooked), stir in cooked wild rice, peas, pimentos and cashews and heat through.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 9.5g 15%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 346mg 14%
Potassium 254mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 41.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 6.5g 13%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 3503IU  
Vitamin C 14mg  
Calcium 28mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 57mg  
Folate 71mcg