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RICE WITH FIGS

Makes 6 servings

• 2 cups (16 ounces) rice
• 2 2/3 cups chicken or beef broth
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 tablespoon oil
• 1/3 cup minced onions
• 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
• 1/2 cup chopped almonds


1. Reserve 1/3 cup broth for use in Step 3. Prepare rice using 2 1/3 cups broth and 1 tablespoon butter. Follow cooking directions on the rice package.

2. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Sauté onions, figs, and almonds for 2-3 minutes until nuts are golden.

3. Add remaining 1/3-cup broth; heat through.

4. Toss fig mixture into cooked rice.

Nutrition Information for each serving of Rice with Figs:
Calories 235
Calories from Fat 99
Total Fat 11.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 368 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 11 g
Protein 6 g
Vitamin A 21 RE
Vitamin C 0 mg
Calcium 65 mg
Iron 1.6 mg

USDA, Food & Nutrition Service
Recipe provided by California Fig Advisory Board

 

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