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
- In a small saucepan prepare pilaf according to package directions. Remove saucepan from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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