Valley Fig Growers

Jeweled Rice

Serves 8.


1 1/2 tablespoons light olive oil 

2 cups long-grain rice, preferably Basmati 

1/2 teaspoon salt 

4 cups hot water 

1 large fresh, ripe red or green USA pear, cored and diced 

2/3 cup chopped Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs

1 carrot, peeled and grated 

2/3 cup Georgia pecan halves, toasted  


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add rice and salt; cook, stirring frequently, until rice is lightly toasted. Add hot water, cover and simmer on low heat 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is almost tender. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Transfer rice to a large platter. Scatter pears, figs, carrots and pecans over rice. Gently toss. Serves 8.

Make Ahead Tip: This dish tastes great at room temperature so it can be made a few hours ahead. However, to avoid browning, add pears just before serving.

Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 341
  • % Calories from Fat 23%
  • Fat 9
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Protein 4
  • Carbohydrates 66
  • Fiber 6
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 151
  • Calcium 45
  • Potassium 228