Recipes to Bring Home for the Holidays

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Coming home for the holidays gives busy adults an excuse to celebrate with their families and show their national pride. National pride signifies something different for everyone. Some might take the time to send holiday care packages to U.S. troops overseas, some may volunteer in homeless shelters, while others may simply whisper a prayer of thanks.
However you express your national appreciation, holidays and patriotism go hand-in-hand. So, what better way to share tidings of liberty and peace than by serving American-grown food during the holidays?
Delight family and friends with these two delicious holiday recipes using American-grown RiceSelect rice as you give thanks this season.

Texmati Pecan Rice Stuffing

3 cups cooked Texmati White or Brown rice
1/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (or to taste)
In large skillet, sauté onions and celery in margarine until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing well. Spoon into casserole; cover tightly and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Cranberry Pecan Rice Pilaf

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup uncooked Texmati White Rice
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add rice; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth and heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, cranberries, pecans and onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
By using Texmati White and Brown rice, you’re supporting their “Born in the USA” campaign. Learn more at www.Facebook.com/RiceSelect or by visiting www.riceselect.com

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