One of the things that I’ve learned from traveling is how different rice can be around the world, and how important it is to use the right rice for the right recipes. 

I personally love all forms of rice, but there really is a difference between brown rice, basmati rice, wild rice, sushi rice…the rice list goes on and on! So many delicious options.

I decided to put together this yummy cranberry apple rice pilaf recipe, which is the perfect side dish to any holiday meal!

Cranberry Apple Holiday Rice Recipe

See how to make it below!

Cranberry Apple Holiday Rice Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Success® Basmati Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp oregano, thyme, pepper
  • 1/2 tsp parsley, salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 honeycrisp apple, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

optional: fresh rosemary, sage and/or thyme for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add broth, apple juice, 1 tbsp butter, all spices (including bay leaf) to a large skillet. Bring to boil.
  2. Once boiling, add Success® Basmati Rice, cover, then reduce to a simmer for 18 minutes or until rice is fully absorbed. Remove rice from skillet and set aside.
  3. Use an empty skillet to melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat, then add onions and apples. Saute until onions are translucent, around 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  4. Add rice back to the skillet, as well as the cranberries, pecans and apple vinegar. Combine mixtures and heat through. Garnish with fresh herbs.
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Cranberry Apple Holiday Rice Recipe

Cranberry Apple Holiday Rice Recipe