This healthy rice pilaf combines wild rice with brown rice for a nutty, delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with roasted salmon, chicken or pork. Bonus: Nutrient-rich wild rice has a higher protein content than many other whole grains. Source: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

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  • Combine broth, wild rice, scallion whites, and pepper in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Stir in brown rice; return to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, 30 to 35 minutes more. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, transfer 1/3 cup rice pilaf to an airtight container and refrigerate for use in the Apple, Pork & Wild Rice Salad (see Associated Recipes).

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; 1 g total fat; 265 mg sodium. 35.4 g carbohydrates; 6.4 g protein; Full Nutrition