Wild Rice and Cherry Pilaf

Wild Rice and Cherry Pilaf
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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

14 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 90

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 3g
  • Potassium 140mg
  • Phosphorus 55mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch



  • dried cherries
    1/2 cup
  • fresh parsley (chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • celery (chopped)
  • onion(s) (chopped)
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • wild rice (rinsed and drained)
    1 cup
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • fresh marjoram (minced)
    2 tsp
  • fresh thyme (minced)
    2 tsp
  • slivered almonds
    1/4 cup
  • garlic (minced)
    1 clove
  • carrot(s) (peeled and diced)


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to boiling. Add the rice and salt and return to boiling. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the rice is tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion for 7 to 8 minutes, until soft. Add the celery and carrots and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, and marjoram and sauté for 1 minute; set aside until the rice is cooked.

  3. Toss the cooked rice with the vegetable mixture. Stir in the cherries, pepper, parsley, and almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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