Brown Rice Pilaf USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 6
Brown Rice Pilaf is a beautiful side dish that combines brown rice and spinach with a burst of dried cranberries in a way that makes you want more!
CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information
One cup (½ cup measuring cup or No. 8 scoop) provides ¼ cup vegetable (¼ cup red/orange vegetable) and 1 oz equivalent grains.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F.
    Convection oven: 325 °F.
  • Place onions, peppers, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Sauté uncovered over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, celery salt, mushrooms, and thyme. Continue cooking one additional minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add chicken broth and tomato paste to vegetable mixture. Stir well. Bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Place uncooked brown rice in a medium baking dish (9” x 13” x 2”).
  • Pour vegetable mixture over rice. Stir well.
  • Cover baking dish tightly.
  • Bake:
    Conventional oven: 350 °F for 45 minutes.
    Convection oven: 325 °F for 40 minutes.
  • Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Remove baking dish from oven.
  • Combine spinach, cranberries, and parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Sprinkle over cooked rice.
  • Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher until served.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve ½ cup (portion with ½ cup measuring cup or No. 8 scoop).

Nutrition INFORMATION

Brown Rice Pilaf USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving
 
0 ½ cup (No. 8 scoop)
Calories
195
Total Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
248
mg
11
%
Total Carbohydrate
 
42
g
14
%
Dietary Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Total Sugars
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
Vitamin A
 
89
mcg
Vitamin C
 
21
mg
25
%
Vitamin D
 
1
IU
7
%
Calcium
 
90
mg
9
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
462
mg
13
%
N/A=data not available
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