Brown Rice Pilaf



5 min


3 adult servings plus 1/4 cup baby food

* PLUS Cooking time: 50 minutes
Brown Rice Pilaf

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Hearty and packed with whole grain goodness, try this easy-to-prepare side dish tonight.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup brown rice , rinsed and drained well
  • 1 1/2 cups sodium-free chicken broth , or water, divided
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted almonds


  • Heat olive oil in a small pot over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2 min or until softened. Add rice and sauté for 3 min or until it smells slightly nutty.
  • Add 1 1/4 cup chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover pot, turn heat to low and simmer gently for 40 min to until chicken stock has been absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Remove from heat and let steam 5 min. Remove about 1/3 cup for baby, pureeing with about 1/4 cup remaining chicken stock or water as needed
  • Sprinkle adult portion with salt and fold in almonds.