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Brown Rice Pilaf

This hearty brown rice pilaf recipe is cooked to fluffy perfection in savory chicken broth. A delicious side dish that will elevate any meal.

brown rice pilaf

I’m always looking for new Rice Recipes to make for my side dishes. I don’t use Brown Rice as often as I should so I made this Brown Rice Pilaf.

This rice recipe is very easy to make in a Dutch oven or large pot and ready in about 1 hour.

brown rice pilaf

If you are not familiar with the term rice pilaf, it basically means the rice is cooked with onions, garlic, spices and sometimes vegetables, before adding the broth.

The rice is usually cooked by simmering all the ingredients in the pot until the rice is cooked through and fluffy.

brown rice pilaf in a bowl

You will need the following ingredients to make this Brown Rice Pilaf recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Unsalted Butter – you can also use margarine
  • Yellow Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic Cloves – you can use more or less to taste
  • Brown Rice
  • Lemon
  • Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  1. Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large pot.
  2. Add the onions, carrots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
    carrots and onions in Dutch oven
  3. Stir in the brown rice and cook 5 more minutes.
    dry rice and vegetables in Dutch oven
  4. Add the juice from 1 lemon and the chicken broth to the rice.
    rice mixture in a Dutch oven
  5. Cover and cook for 50 to 60 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
    rice in Dutch oven
brown rice pilaf

Brown Rice Pilaf

This hearty brown rice pilaf recipe is cooked to fluffy perfection in savory chicken broth. A delicious side dish that will elevate any meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 242 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Yellow Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Carrots, finely diced
  • 8 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a Dutch oven or large pot.
  • Add the onions, carrots and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown rice and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Add the juice from 1 lemon and the chicken broth to the rice.
  • Cover and cook for 50 to 60 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 8gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 355mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1365IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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