Apricot Almond Brown Rice Pilaf Gluten Free

Adapted from www.delightglutenfree.com, this recipe is also corn free, egg free, and soy free.

4 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided
1/2 cup shallots, finely minced
1½ cups Lundberg Farms Long Grain Brown Rice
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped and divided
1/4 cup dry white wine
1¾ cups Kitchen Basics Unsalted Vegetable Cooking Stock
2 large limes, zest the rind, juice, and reserve both
1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
Chopped parsley for garnish, if desired

In a large pot, heat 3 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring frequently, until the shallots are transparent, 3 to 5 minutes.

Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, brown rice, and 1/4 cup chopped almonds. Cook, stirring constantly, approximately 2 minutes.

Add in white wine, vegetable broth, lime juice, apricots, and salt. Stir gently and bring to boil; cover with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat to a low and and cook 40 minutes. Remove from heat. Do not lift the lid! Let steam 10 minutes.

Fluff pilaf with a fork and stir in remaining 1/4 cup chopped almonds and lime zest. Season to taste with salt before serving.

Makes 6 servings
Prep Time: 10

Allergy Warning: Contains other nuts