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.

Garden Pilaf

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

Basmati Rice Pilaf

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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.

Fruited Multigrain Pilaf

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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.

Seven-Spice Rice Pilaf

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

Autumn Vegetable Pilaf

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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.

Saucy Beans and Eggplant

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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

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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

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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

Pork Chops with Apple Rice Pilaf

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For speed, skip browning the pork. Instead, sprinkle the raw chops with lemon-pepper seasoning and paprika; bake as instructed.

Brown Rice Pilaf

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This easy pilaf is the perfect side dish for grilled or broiled meats, fish, or poultry.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Squash

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Whether you serve it with fish, chicken or beef, this nutritious slow cooker pilaf will be a hit at your dinner table.

Wild Rice Pilaf

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Grape tomatoes add garden-fresh flavor to this easy side dish recipe made with both white rice and packaged wild rice mixes.

Savory Stuffed Portobellos

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Packaged pilaf mix makes the stuffing for this meatless main dish.

Total: 50 mins

Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf

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The combined benefits of barley and wild rice result in a healthy recipe for fruited pilaf that goes well with pork or poultry.

Herb-Rubbed Turkey with Pear Stuffing

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The dried herb coating on the turkey and a pilaf-style stuffing add a new twist to the classic Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Orzo-Broccoli Pilaf

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Orzo is a tiny, rice-shaped pasta, larger than a grain of rice, but slightly smaller than a pine nut. It tastes great in this vegetable-filled pilaf.

How to Cook Wild Rice

When you thumb through cookbooks or surf the net looking for instructions on how to cook wild rice, you may be surprised to find out that wild rice isn't a rice at all, but instead a nutritious grain. In fact, it's the only cereal grain that's native to North America.

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