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Dried Apricot and Currant Rice

Listen for the song of the birds early in the morning.  Listen for the sounds of the crickets when the sun goes down.  We are not alone the Lord sings to us always if we will listen for the song.


Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked rice

For the chopping:

1 cups dried apricots – diced
½ cup dried currants
1 tsp. capers – chopped plus 1 tsp. caper juice
3 scallions – chopped
¼ cup fresh parsley – chopped
2 stalks celery – chopped

Dressing:

4 tbs. honey
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

Prepare rice as directed.

In a bowl combine the chopped apricots, currants, capers scallions, fresh parsley and celery.

Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl; stir and add to the bowl with the chopped ingredients. 

Add the warm rice and toss: refrigerate until ready to use or serve immediately.


Enjoy with Love,

Catherine
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15 comments:

  1. Well this is a different dish. I've not heard of this before. Sounds delightful.

    Have a terrific day and a lovely Labor Day weekend. Big hugs. ☺

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  2. Great flavors and textures - it looks delicious!

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  3. This is an awesome recipe that I will definitely be trying as my sons love rice!

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  4. This is so colorful and looks so tasty! I love dishes that are pretty when presented. Wishing you and Family a Fabulous Long Weekend! Hugs, Loretta

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  5. Catherine, My wife would like this recipe. Thanks and have a great Labor Day weekend! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. Love all the ingredients in this recipe. But, I stopped buying rice since the News indicated that along with apple juice, now rice also contains arsenic. Scarry. It didn't say which kind of rice. I should do more research on this before I give up things I like but if it was on the News then I consider it to be trustworthy information. Hugs, Rose

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  7. Dear Catherine,
    What a beautiful and delicious combination of flavours and colours!!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
    Lia.

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  8. I love this and I love the Little bird in your post, what cute!!

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  9. Me encanta se ve muy rica su textura amo estos ingredientes,saludos y abrazos

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  11. Hi Catherine, your this rice dish look so appetizing. Love the combination, very flavorful.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. What a delicious rice combo of flavours my friend :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  13. This looks and sounds great. It is something I am going to try. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again next week.

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  14. What a great dish.. Love all the different flavors in the rice!!

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