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Confetti Rice Pilaf

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 40 min.
This recipe makes a pretty side dish for parties and get-togethers.


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup cubed or julienne carrots
  • ½ cup cubed or julienne zucchini
  • ½ cup cubed or julienne yellow squash
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp minced fresh rosemary leaves, or favorite herb


  • Cook brown rice in chicken broth for about 45 minutes. Set aside uncovered.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, zucchini, squash and garlic; cook until vegetables are tender crisp.
  • Stir in rice, pepper and rosemary. Cook until thoroughly heated.

Serving Tip: Makes a great side dish for grilled meats, poultry or seafood.

Preparation Tip: To julienne vegetables, slice diagonally. Cut each slice into matchstick-size strips.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 76
  Calories from Fat 20 (26%)
(4%)Total Fat 2g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(3%)Sodium 82mg
(6%)Potassium 213mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(6%)Protein 3g
* 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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