Slow-Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf with Cherries & Hazelnuts

Slow-Cooker Brown Rice Pilaf with Cherries & Hazelnuts

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

Get creative and try many variations of this slow-cooker pilaf recipe. Sub dried cranberries, blueberries or apricots for the cherries—or use them all. Just be sure to use a dried fruit. You can also swap the hazelnuts for pecans, if desired.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onions (from 1 onion)
  • 1½ cups uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cherries
  • 1½ tablespoons sliced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted

Preparation

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  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the onions; cook, stirring often, until tender and translucent, 5 minutes. Add the rice, and toss to coat, about 1 minute. Transfer the mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on HIGH until the rice is tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed, 2 to 3 hours. Turn the slow cooker off; stir in the cherries. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Stir in the scallions and vinegar. Sprinkle with the hazelnuts; toss gently, and serve immediately.
  • Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, remove the lid from a 6-quart multicooker. Add the butter to the inner pot. Press SAUTÉ [Normal], and melt the butter. Add the onions; cook uncovered, stirring often, until tender and translucent. Turn off the cooker. Add the rice, tossing to coat, about 1 minute. In Step 2, stir in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [More] until the rice is tender and the liquid is nearly absorbed, about 3 hours. Turn off the cooker; stir in the cherries. Replace the lid; let stand 15 minutes. Finish Step 2.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 232 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 8 g sugars; 3 g added sugars; 294 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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