Prepare rice according to package directions. (For additional flavor, rice may be prepared in chicken broth instead of water).
Place dried cranberries in a bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside.
In a large skillet, melt margarine; sauté onion and celery until tender; fold in remaining ingredients. Drain cranberries. Add to vegetable mixture. Fold in cooked rice.Recipe Tip:
Do you have a rice cooker? To prepare this dish … Add brown rice and all remaining ingredients (except dried cranberries and pecans
), and water (or, chicken broth if desired) to the inner pot of your Aroma® Rice Cooker. Press the Cook Switch or set to Brown Rice. When the rice cooker beeps, gently stir in dried cranberries and pecans.