Apricot Pecan Rice

Apr 5, 2012 at 6:13 p.m. ET

Rice is one of the most versatile ingredients in the vegan kitchen -- it can be served for any meal of the day and can be cooked into many mouthwatering dishes. This apricot pecan rice recipe cooks up in 30 minutes and is a favorite for breakfast, doused with hot almond milk, or as a vegan side dish for lunch or dinner.

Rice is one of the most versatile ingredients in the vegan kitchen -- it can be served for any meal of the day and can be cooked into many mouthwatering dishes. This apricot pecan rice recipe cooks up in 30 minutes and is a favorite for breakfast, doused with hot almond milk, or as a vegan side dish for lunch or dinner.

Apricot Pecan Rice

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Directions:

  1. Place pecans in a dry skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, shaking the skillet occasionally, for a few minutes or until pecans are just toasted. Do not scorch. Immediately remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine rice, water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until water is absorbed.

  3. Stir in pecans, apricots, orange zest, and cinnamon. Serve hot.


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