Brown Rice Pilaf

    • Prep Time5 mins
    • Total Time55 mins
    • Makes3 adult servings plus 1/4 cup baby food
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.

This article was originally published on Apr 14, 2014