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AUTUMN POMEGRANATE RICE PILAF

AUTUMN POMEGRANATE RICE PILAF

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 8

This recipe is from POM Wonderful.

* Ingredients:

Juice from 2 large pomegranates

¼ cup pomegranate seeds

1 6-ounce package long-grain and wild rice mix

1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

1 medium apple, cored and chopped

1 cup chopped celery

½ cup chopped red onion

½ cup raisins or chopped dates

½ cup sliced or slivered almonds

* Instructions:

Prepare wild rice mix according to package directions.

Place oil in a medium skillet and heat until hot. Sauté apples, celery and onions for three minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in raisins and almonds; cook one minute more. Remove from heat.

When rice is done, stir in sautéed mixture, the pomegranate juice and reserved seeds.

Serve immediately as a rice pilaf, or use mixture to stuff a 5- to 7-pound roasting hen, two 3½-pound roasting chickens, or an 8-pound turkey.

* Per serving: 194 calories; 5 grams protein; 35 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams fat (½ saturated); no cholesterol; 307 milligrams sodium.

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