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$10 Thursday: Add A Little Citrus To Your Meals

Posted at 8:36 AM, Feb 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-06 08:41:44-05

This week’s $10 Thursday is all about adding some citrus elements to your meals. Shari Steinbach demonstrates how to make citrus and mixed-grain pilaf.

Citrus and Mixed-Grain Pilaf

Makes 4 servings

1 cup uncooked 7-grain pilaf lend (l sleeve) – $1.99

2 navel oranges – $1.00

1 Tbsp. Meijer olive oil – on hand

1 large green onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup) – $0.10

1/4 cup dried currants or raisins – $0.31

1 to 1/2 tsp. dried tarragon – on hand

  1. In a small saucepan prepare pilaf according to package directions. Remove saucepan from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare orange segments. Using a small paring knife, cut away peel. Working over a large bowl to catch the juice, cut between membranes to remove orange segments. Squeeze membranes over bowl to release additional juice. (Juice should measure about 3 tablespoons.) Add oil, onion, currants and tarragon; toss lightly to combine.
  3. Add pilaf to orange mixture; toss gently to combine. Season with pepper to taste, and serve.

Nutritional information(amount per servings): Total Calories: 260, Sodium: 5mg, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 48g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Protein: 7g, Fiber: 8g

Serve with:      Meijer Boneless Pork Chops – $5.33

Meijer Frozen Green Beans – $0.99

TOTAL COST: $9.72