Quick Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf

Serve this easy rice pilaf with your favorite meals for a quick, simple, and delicious side.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15mL) olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked long-grain brown rice, rinsed
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Set the Quick Cooker to SEAR and press START. Heat the oil for 3 minutes. Add the onion and garlic. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.* Press CANCEL.

  2. Add the water, rice, carrot, and salt. Lock the lid and select the BROWN RICE setting. Adjust the time to 23 minutes and press START.

  3. When the timer is up, let the steam release naturally for 10 minutes, then press the steam-release button to release any remaining pressure. Press CANCEL.

  4. Stir in the cranberries, almonds, and parsley just before serving.*

Yield:

  • 7  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (½ cup/125 mL serving): Calories 180, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 210 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Fiber 2 g, Sugars 2 g, Protein 4 g

Cook's Tips:

Safety Tip: *The stainless steel inner pot will be hot during and after cooking. Use a long-handled utensil when stirring and removing food.

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