Brown Rice With Fruits and Vegetables

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr

A Thanksgiving tradition in our family. The vegetables/fruits can be varied in types and amounts depending on what your family likes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice as directed on package.
  2. While rice is cooking, sauté the chopped onion in the butter until translucent.
  3. Add longer cooking vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, celery, and continue to sauté.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the green pepper and the quicker cooking vegetables next like broccoli, peas, and other colored peppers.
  6. When all the vegetables are tender, add the raisins, cranberries, and apple, and sauté a little longer.
  7. When the rice is done, mix the rice with the sautéed fruits and veggies and cook together for a little while over low heat.
  8. If desired, mix in almonds and cheese chunks right before serving, letting the cheese chunks melt a bit.


Most Helpful

I just love the combination of raisins and cranberries with turnip and broccoli. This was so good.

Studentchef November 26, 2007

I love any food that's sweet. I used a broccoli, peppers and tomatoes for this recipe. I no longer make rice any other way. Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving tradition!

JessicaWabbit September 12, 2007

I made a 2 serving size amount and it's hard to get the best veggies (broccoli and cauliflower) into that small amount unless you chop it all to tiny bits. So, I used peas, diced carrot, diced celery and what was left of a yellow pepper. I subbed dried fig for the cranberries and added 1/2 a tsp each of ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon and a bit if minced garlic.(skipped the cheese). It turned out wonderful and the almonds were a lovely touch

Annacia January 08, 2007

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