By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

Once you get the hang of this formula to bulk up rice, change the nuts and dried fruit to suit your taste. Almonds and walnuts are great substitutions.

Number of servings

Serves 6

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups cooked brown basmati rice, room temperature
  2. 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  3. 1 cup chopped onion
  4. 3/4 cup chopped celery
  5. 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  6. 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  8. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

Warm a large nonstick saute pan to medium heat. Add the olive oil, and saute the onion and celery. Once the vegetables become soft and tender, add the cooked rice, pecans, cranberries, thyme and salt. Mix until combined and warmed through.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1/2 cup

  • Calories 189
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 179 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 27 g
  • Dietary fiber 3 g
  • Total sugars 9 g
  • Protein 3 g

Created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

May 14, 2016