How often do you make rice in your house? I put my rice cooker to good use at least a couple times a week. I always make a full batch of rice, so I’ll have leftovers to use for other meals. This recipe can be prepared with leftover rice or you can make fresh.
The dried fruit and nuts in this dish add a sweet flavor that goes well with the spices. It looks pretty and tastes great. It’s a quick and easy meal. I like the apricots and cranberries for the holidays, but it also works well with other dried fruits like golden raisins or plums.
Fried Rice with Dried Fruit & Nuts
4 cups Cooked Rice
1/3 cup Dried Apricots, chopped
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup Walnuts, chopped
2 T Coconut Oil
1 t Cinnamon
1 t Turmeric
1/2 t Nutmeg
Salt to Taste
Heat coconut oil in a skillet. Add rice to pan and cook for 5 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
Add fruit, nuts and spices. Mix completely and cook for another few minutes.