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Brown Rice with Nuts, Dried Fruit & Fresh Herbs

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup brown rice (I prefer the basmati brown rice)

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1/3 cup dried fruit of choice, chopped if needed (I like apricots)

  • 1/3 cup roasted pecans or walnuts, chopped

  • 1 red onion, chopped

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon

  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley

  • 1 tbsp fresh finely chopped rosemary


Cook the rice in the chicken broth according to package instructions. In a separate large skillet sauté the onions, carrots, and rosemary with the extra virgin olive oil until a bit soft. When the rice is done, add it to the skillet with the remaining ingredients (dried fruit, nuts, lemon juice/zest, and parsley) and gently combine until evenly blended.

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