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
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.
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.
Bold seasonings and fresh vegetables turn ordinary rice into a spectacular side dish.
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.
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.
This dish makes a delicious accompaniment to steak or chicken fajitas.
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.
This well-seasoned side dish recipe includes rice, fruit, vegetables, and nuts. Serve it alongside grilled meat or chicken.
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.
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.
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.
For a quick and filling main-dish recipe, try this saucy combination of brown rice, eggplant, and navy beans.
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.
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.
For speed, skip browning the pork. Instead, sprinkle the raw chops with lemon-pepper seasoning and paprika; bake as instructed.