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       Title: Mid-East Pilaf
  Categories: Side dish
       Yield: 6 servings
       1 tb Vegetable oil
       1 md Onion; chopped
       1 tb Brown sugar
     2/3 c  Cashew bits or halves
     1/3 c  Raisins
       3 c  Hot cooked rice
       1 c  Chopped dried apricots
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Turmeric
     1/4 ts Cracked black pepper
     1/8 ts Cardamom
     1/8 ts Ground cloves
     1/3 c  Apple juice
   Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  Saute onion with brown
   sugar 3 to 5 minutes or until onion is golden brown.  Add cashews and
   raisins; saute 2 to 3 minutes until nuts begin to brown and raisins plump.
   Add rice, apricots, salt, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, cardamom and cloves.
   Stir in apple juice.  Heat thoroughly and serve.
   Each serving provides:
   * 284 calories
   * 5.2 g. protein
   * 9.5 g. fat
   * 47.5 g. carbohydrate
   * 3.6 g. dietary fiber
   * 0 mg. cholesterol
   * 106 mg. sodium
   Source: The Many Nationalities of Rice
   Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias