Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This recipe comes for August/September 2004 Light & Tasty. It makes a wonderful side dish or with all the veggies and nuts it can stand alone as a light main dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium size saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the rice and basil stirring well.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until rice is tender and the water has been absorbed.
  4. In a large non-stick skillet, stir-fry the carrots, onion, and green onions in hot oil for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are lightly browned.
  5. Add peas and salt; cook for 1 minute or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir in pecans, raisins and rice; heat through.
  7. Please note: If serving as a main dish the serving size yield will be less.
Most Helpful

I have made this twice now and didn't have a bag of just peas on hand either time, so subbed a bag of mixed veggies and it turned out WONDERFUL both times. Served it as a side with garlic tilapia. This is an awesome dish that I will make often. Thanks so much for posting. Delicious!

Teri230 January 18, 2011

I loved this! I had no peas on hand so I usesd frozen green beans. I also scaled this down to about 4.5 servings. Loved the color and flavors this dish had! Made for ZWT 3!

anme June 01, 2007

I made this a while ago and I loved it! I did make some substitutions, according to what I had on hand. I used almonds instead of pecans and dried cranberries in place of the raisins.

SweetySJD October 15, 2006