Pilaf Rice

Rice pilaf offers great variety. Whether using wild, brown, or basmati rice, these rice pilaf recipes use delicious mix-ins like chicken, walnuts, pecans, mushrooms, and apples.

See Popular Pilaf Rice Recipes

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Swanson Broth & Stock

Green and red bell pepper pieces are sauteed with garlic, basil and rice; and then simmered gently in chicken broth. Colorful mixed vegetables are stirred in to finish this fragrant and attractive dish.

Total: 35 mins

Garden Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Bold seasonings and fresh vegetables turn ordinary rice into a spectacular side dish.

Total: 30 mins

Wild Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Swanson Broth & Stock
Total: 1 hr 5 mins

White and Wild Rice Pilaf

Swanson Broth & Stock

This fail-safe recipe features both white and wild rice, flavored with aromatic vegetables and a hint of garlic to make a super side-dish to complement your main course.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Rice and Lentil Pilaf

Swanson Broth & Stock

Tired of the same old sides? The lentils in this recipe add interest and texture, and you'll find that the dish pairs nicely with just about any main course.

Total: 40 mins

Basmati Rice Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Basmati rice is a long grain rice recognized for its aromatic fragrance and nutty flavor. Here, it's cooked with currants, orange peel and cinnamon for an Indian-style rice side dish.

Southwestern Rice Pilaf

Fine Cooking Magazine

This dish makes a delicious accompaniment to steak or chicken fajitas.

Fruited Multigrain Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Your slow cooker does all the work when you combine three grains, cranberries, sweet potatoes and more, creating a perfect fall side dish or vegetarian meal.

Sweet Semolina and Dried-Apricot Pilaf

Food & Wine

This lovely dessert or late-breakfast dish is made by toasting coarse semolina and almonds in butter, then simmering them with sweetened milk and dried apricots. The result is crumbly, aromatic, and pilaf-like. It's called helva in Turkey, though it's not to be confused with another Turkish dessert called halvah, which is made with tahini and is fairly common in the U.S.

Total: 45 mins

Seven-Spice Rice Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

This well-seasoned side dish recipe includes rice, fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Serve it alongside grilled meat or chicken.

How to Make White and Wild Rice Pilaf

Make this white and wild rice pilaf as the perfect complement to your main course. The hint of garlic and vegetables will keep you coming back for more.

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

Better Homes and Gardens

For a quick and filling main-dish recipe, try this saucy combination of brown rice, eggplant, and navy beans.

Total: 20 mins

Basmati Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pecans

Better Homes and Gardens

Basmati rice is famous for its nutty flavor, which some say is reminiscent of popcorn. For a taste of native India, serve this pilaf with skewered chicken kabobs and a sliced cucumber salad.

Total: 30 mins

Bulgur-Rice Pilaf with Green Beans

Better Homes and Gardens

Toasting enhances the flavor of nuts, enabling just a small amount to perk up an entire dish. Here toasted almonds supply a pleasant crunch to this lemon-scented pilaf.

Total: 25 mins

Rice Pilaf with Lentils, Curried Onions & Cashews


Pilafs are a great example of the transformative power of sauteing. Without it, this would be just another rice dish. Instead, onions are sauteed in canola oil for maximum flavor, then curry powder is added to create one of the great Indian side dishes. Serve it with chicken or lamb curry, or grilled chicken or fish. With the addition of lentils and cashews, also sauteed in canola oil, this is a high-protein, low-fat, high-fiber choice that could also be eaten as a vegetarian entree.

Autumn Vegetable Pilaf

Better Homes and Gardens

The seasoning packet from the rice mix adds flavor to this easy side dish full of sweet potatoes and zucchini. Choose any style rice mix you like.

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