Apricot Rice Pilaf Recipe

This peachy little fruit is a late summertime favorite.

Estimated to have first appeared over 4,000 years ago, its bright color and sweet flavor make it a wonderful accompaniment to savory or rich foods. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium, all for only about 17 calories each.

Apricot Rice Pilaf

Recipe by Publix
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Course: SideCuisine: International



    This healthy side is easy and fast. And with the addition of apricots, it puts a refreshing twist on a traditional dish.


    • 1 cup

      dried apricots, coarsely chopped

    • 1/4 cup

      chopped pecans

    • 2 tbsp.

      apricot preserves

    • 1 8.5 oz.

      pouch precooked whole grain rice blend

    • 1 tbsp.

      fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped


    • Chop apricots and place in large bowl with pecans and preserves.

    • Cook rice following package instructions.

    • Add rice to bowl, then stir in parsley; serve.

    Nutrition Facts (per ¼ recipe):

    • Calories 250 | Fat 6g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 150mg | Carbohydrates 47g | Fiber 5g | Sugar 24g | Protein 4g

    Facts about Apricots

    Did You Know?

    The apricot is actually a member of the rose family.

    How to Choose:

    Look for a rich orange-colored fruit that is slightly soft. If the skin is wrinkled, though, avoid it, as it is already over-ripe.

    Storing Wisdom:

    If you’ve purchased just before prime ripeness, keep at room temperature or store in a paper bag to allow fruit to ripen. If the fruit is already ripe, keep it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent spoiling.

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