Recipe: Fall Pilaf (Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds)

Dec 17, 2011 by     5 Comments    Posted under: Recipes, Side Dish Recipes
Fall Rice Pilaf

Fall Rice Pilaf

This Rice Pilaf is the perfect Fall seasonal side dish. It is exceptional served with chicken, game birds, and fish, especially Grilled Salmon with Fennel Citrus Beurre Blanc. Easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and full of healthy fiber and minerals, this is one of my favorite Fall menu items.

Recipe for Fall Pilaf (Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds)

1 cup Brown and Wild Rice Blend (I like Organic Harvest Medley from Costco)

2 cups Chicken Stock

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 shallot, chopped

1/2 cup diced carrots

1/2 cup diced apple (half an apple cored but skin on)

1/8 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme

Salt and pepper to taste (roughly 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper)

Directions for Preparing Fall Pilaf (Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds)

Heat olive oil in sauce pot until hot. Add shallot and carrot and cook until soft, roughly 3-5 minutes.

Soften Carrots and Shallots in Olive Oil

Soften Carrots and Shallots in Olive Oil

Add apple, stock, pumpkin seeds, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is cooked and broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally throughout the cooking process.

Add Apples, Broth, and Pumpkin Seeds

Add Apples, Broth, and Pumpkin Seeds

Bring to a Boil then Reduce to Simmer

Bring to a Boil then Reduce to Simmer

Fall Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

Fall Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds

 Recipe by Jothan Yeager, December 2011

 

The Bald Gourmet creates delicious seasonal side dish recipes like Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds.

 

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Recipe: Fall Pilaf (Rice Pilaf with Apples and Pumpkin Seeds)
 
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This Rice Pilaf is the perfect Fall seasonal side dish. It is exceptional served with chicken, game birds, and fish. . Easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and full of healthy fiber and minerals, this is one of my favorite Fall menu items.
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Recipe type: Side Dish

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Brown and Wild Rice Blend (I like Organic Harvest Medley from Costco)
  • 2 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • ½ cup diced apple (half an apple cored but skin on)
  • ⅛ cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste (roughly ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and ⅛ teaspoon cracked black pepper)

Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in sauce pot until hot.
  2. Add shallot and carrot and cook until soft, roughly 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add apple, stock, pumpkin seeds, and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is cooked and broth is absorbed, stirring occasionally throughout the cooking process.

5 Comments + Add Comment

  • Great recipe…..how about “printer friendly”…….Please

    • Thanks Pete. Print versions are something I’m working on implementing, but until then, copy and paste into Word I guess.

    • Hi Pete. I just thought I’d let you know that I added a print option to this recipe post as you requested. Please try it out. Thanks!

  • Served this at a dinner party last week and it went over well. Diners wanted more ……
    Great fall dish!

    • I somehow missed your comment, EP. Glad it turned out well and that your guests enjoyed it. I just added a print feature to this post, so you can now save it for next Fall too. Thanks, and please visit The Bald Gourmet again.

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