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Brown Rice Pilaf

Brown rice, a whole grain, contains all the nutrients and essential parts of the entire grain seed. It adds almost three times as much heart-healthy fiber to this mild-flavored brown rice pilaf as white would. Consider enjoying its slightly nutty flavor often in family recipes. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add rice and garlic; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add the water, broth, thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff with a fork.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 181 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • angelawood1
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • HBcook
    Feb 6, 2011

    This recipe had NO flavor!!

  • daisyshae99
    Apr 16, 2010

    I made this for dinner tonight exactly as the recipe was written. It was pretty good. I see this recipe as sort of the base recipe that one could get very creative with. Different veggies, different seasonings, add cheese, etc. Can't wait to experiment more with it!

  • twhite67
    Mar 15, 2010

    My family really like this recipe. It reminds us of Rice a Roni without the pasta and a healthier version. Cheap to make and easy to fix.

  • jmscoker
    Jan 4, 2010

    A nice simple and easy upgrade from plain brown rice.

  • wiscook
    May 24, 2009

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  • noraan
    Jan 14, 2009

    This is a great recipe to introduce brown rice to a family.