Simple Vegetable Rice Pilaf

I have made this rice pilaf several times, and every time I have paired it with something different. It is great by itself, with beans on top, or even along side some BBQ seitan. I love it because 1) it automatically stretches any meal to save some money and 2) it has vegetables scattered throughout.



Ingredients :


  • 2 cups white long grain rice
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 to 1 full TBSP garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 palm full of chopped parsley


To Make :


Mix the broth and water in a 2 QT. sauce pan, cover and bring to a boil.


Chop your onion, celery and carrot and set aside.


Heat oil in a pan on medium-high heat. Add your rice and let toast for around 2 or 3 minutes, or until mostly browned. Add in onion, celery and carrot. Stir and let cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.


Once your broth/water is boiling, gently pour in your rice/vegetable mix. Add seasonings and mix until combined. Bring the heat down to a simmer and let cook, covered for 10- 15 minutes or until the rice is fluffed and little water remains.


Serve with what ever you want 🙂


Last time I made this I served it with BBQ riblets from MorningStar

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