Celebrate Christmas American-style with this flavorful rice dish

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Celebrate Christmas American-style with this flavorful rice dish
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 17, 2024

This American Christmas Rice recipe is a festive and flavorful dish perfect for a holiday meal. Combining classic rice with a mix of dried fruits, nuts, and herbs, this dish is sure to impress your guests. It's easy to make and can be a great addition to any Christmas dinner menu.


  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed dried fruits (such as cranberries, apricots, and raisins)
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed nuts (such as almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat
  2. Add the rice and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked
  5. Stir in the dried fruits, nuts, parsley, salt, and pepper
  6. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until everything is well combined
  7. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving

Interesting Facts

  • Rice is a staple food in American cuisine and is often enjoyed during holiday meals
  • Dried fruits and nuts add a touch of sweetness and crunch to this dish
  • Parsley is a versatile herb that adds a fresh flavor to the rice