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
  • Easy


  • 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.
    rice pilaf nutrition label

    Slow Cooker Directions:

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


  • 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.