FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: MIXED GRAIN PILAF WITH CARAMELISED APPLES

May 7, 2018

FRESH PRODUCE BOX RECIPE: MIXED GRAIN PILAF WITH CARAMELISED APPLES

We all know when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when the FRESH PRODUCE BOX gives you apples, you can make a deliciously healthy treat! Like this week’s recipe pairing, a unique Mixed Grain Pilaf with Caramelized Apples. Yum!

 

Mixed Grain Pilaf with Caramelized Apples




Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 tsp vegetable oil

1 small onion chopped

½ Cup brown or white rice

¼ Cup lentils – your choice (or I used ¾ cup of premixed rice and lentils)

1 ½ Cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 large apple quartered, cored and sliced

2 Tbsp sliced almonds toasted

¼ dried apricots chopped

3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Salt and pepper to taste.

Directions:

Heat 1 tsp of oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring until lightly browned. Stir in the rice and lentils and cook stirring until the grains are lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until broth is absorbed and grains are tender.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tsp of oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the apple and cook, stirring occasionally until it is tender and lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

Stir the apple, toasted almonds, parsley, salt and pepper into the rice mixture, cover and let stand before serving.

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