Rice Pilaf with Oranges and Walnuts


Fresh fruit and mushrooms add color and flavor to the rice in this easy side dish. It pairs well with chicken, turkey, or fish.

Rice Pilaf with Oranges and Walnuts
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ½ cup sliced mushrooms (4 ounces)

  • 1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth

  • cup water

  • 1 6 ounce package long grain and wild rice mix

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned, or one 11-ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts


  1. In a large saucepan, cook mushrooms, celery, and onion in hot oil about 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth and water; bring to boiling. Stir in rice mix and seasoning packet; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Gently stir in orange sections and walnuts. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 13.6mg 68%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Potassium 228mg 5%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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