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This eye-catching rice dish makes a great side dish when serving meat.


  • 2 Tbsp margarine (you can replace the margarine with oil for a healthier alternative)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • ¾ c long grain white rice
  • 1 ½ c water (optional: you may use chicken stock)
  • ¼ c diced dried apricots
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Melt the margarine in a pot over a low heat.
  2. Add onion, stirring, until softened.
  3. Add rice and stir until they are coated with butter, and cook about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour the stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in apricots, lower the heat, and cover.
  6. Simmer over a low heat until the water is absorbed.
  7. Before serving, add the pine nuts and coriander and season with salt and pepper.