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Caramelized Onion Pilaf

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
Sautéing the onions intensifies their flavor and adds sweetness to this pilaf.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cups cooked long grain brown rice
  • 1 cup green peas, blanched
  • 1 cup olives, wedged
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in a medium sized sauté pan over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and turn heat down to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 10-12 minutes, until onions are well caramelized. Stir in brown rice, peas, olives and pine nuts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324
  Calories from Fat 124 (38%)
(22%)Total Fat 15g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(14%)Sodium 341mg
(6%)Potassium 196mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(23%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(15%)Protein 7g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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