Rice Pilaf

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Rice pilaf is a great way to liven up rice when you want a little extra flavor. This healthy recipe can be put together in a pinch and costs less than boxed rice pilaf. This recipe can also be cooked in a slow cooker.

rice pilaf
Preparation Time
  • 5 minutes
Cooking time
  • 15 minutes
Number of servings
  • 8


  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


    1. Wash hands with soap and water.
    2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
    3. Add onion, sauté for 3 minutes.
    4. Add rice and mix to coat rice with oil.
    5. Add chicken broth, parsley, garlic powder and pepper.
    6. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low, cover pan and let cook for 30-45 minutes or until liquid is gone. If using instant brown rice follow cooking time on package.
    7. Once liquid is gone, stir rice and serve hot.

    Slow Cooker Directions:

    1. Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours.

    Number of Servings 8, Serving Size 1/2 cup, Calories 110, Total Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 115 mg, Total Carbohydrates 19 g, Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 1 g, Includes 0 g Added Sugars, Protein 2 g, Vitamin D 0 mcg, Calcium 6 mg, Iron 0 mg, Potassium 78 mg


  • Save time by using 3/4 cup frozen chopped onion instead of fresh.

    Give yourself and those you love the goodness of whole grains. Make at least half of the grains you eat whole grains - such as bread, tortillas, pasta and cereals. Whole grains are good for your heart and digestion and can help you maintain a healthy weight and good overall health.