Good morning and happy Tuesday!
I came home from work with a whole idea in my head for dinner, but my husband started dinner already, so I had to move quick! I came up with a 15 minute apple and pilaf dish that pleased my pallet.
I used pre-cooked the pilaf to make this recipe go quick. You could do this to, or if you make it with rice, which was my original intention. I would cook according to directions on package, but cook the rice in vegetable or chicken broth, not water. I used Trader Joe’s Multi-grain Pilaf. Two minutes in the microwave and it’s all done! Talk about quick and easy.
This recipe is very similar to my Thanksgiving stuffing.
Multigrain Apple Pilaf
2 Cups of pre-cooked Pilaf or Rice
1/4 Cup of Onion – diced
3 Stalks of Celery – diced small
1 clove of Garlic – Minced
1/4 cup of Carrots – grated or diced small
1 Tbsp of Butter (I used Brumble and Brown)
1 Medium Apple – cored, peeled and diced
3 Sage Leaves – Sliced small
1/2 tsp of Thyme
1/4 Cup of Vegetable Broth
2 Tbsp of Apple Juice
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a skillet, add butter, onion, celery and garlic. Cook until tender about 4 minutes. Add carrots and apple. Cook until the skillet starts to dry, about 3 minutes. Add your vegetable broth and spices. Cook until apples and carrots are tender, about another 4 minutes. Add cooked pilaf or rice and mix together. Warm everything together and then add apple juice for some added flavor at the end.
This recipe makes about 3 cups
Calories per 1 cup: 197, Fat: 5.2, Sodium: 375, Carbs: 34, Fiber 5.2, Sugar: 8, Protein: 6.7
Serve and enjoy!!
But before I go, remember the Apple Coffee Cake from Yesterday? Well, first I must say they went super quick at work. My boss loved them and so did everyone else. Doesn’t it put a smile on your face when someone says they like your cooking? Well my pictures from yesterday, didn’t do them justice. Here’s a little better pic, but still not great! Horrible lighting lately!
Have a great day!