What is a healthy recipe for rice pilaf?

Here's a healthy recipe for rice pilaf with fruit and nuts:

  • 1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups medium-grain brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Combine chicken broth, 1 3/4 cups water, and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil then add brown rice. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, heat olive oil and onion in a sauté pan over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add apricots, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of water and black pepper. Stir well and remove from heat.
  • Remove rice from heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Add parsley and almonds, then toss with contents from sauté pan.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 104
  • Total fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 342mg
  • Potassium: 144g
  • Total carbohydrate: 16g
  • Protein: 3g
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