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Cranberry RiceHappy Thanksgiving

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Cranberry Rice includes wild and white rice with toasted walnuts, green onions, dried cranberries and a bit of orange zest for a citrus addition to this festive side dish.

Dried Cranberries in Cranberry Rice

Recipe Ingredients

1 package wild and white rice
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Prepare the rice according to package directions (includes 1 tablespoon butter).

In a medium bowl, mix together the walnuts, green onions, cranberries, zest, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add the rice and toss well.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 278; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Carbohydrate: 45g; Protein: 6g; Fiber: 2g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 502mg

Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 2 Fat

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