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Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont, Madison, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, 4-6 minutes. Add rice; cook and stir until lightly browned, 4-6 minutes.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 277 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 599mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • darlyn29
    Nov 14, 2020

    This is a great midnight snack! Or a side to a main dish. I omitted the cayenne and added sliced green onions for a little zing. Very good! You can add a little sugar to make it sweeter if you want too! The recipe as listed is great on its own with no substitutions.

  • drywallgal
    Oct 24, 2020

    This recipe was just OK, nothing special. Lacked flavor, definitely needed something. I'm a fan of rice, and this was a disappointment.

  • Tsutsuji
    Dec 1, 2016

    Delicious! I used a fresh granny smith apple because dried wasn't available, and added it as per the recipe.

  • kimspacc
    Jan 23, 2016

    I substituted instant rice and added the other ingredients during cooking. Very good.