Brown Rice Pilaf

Brown Rice Pilaf

Published May 16, 2014 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 10
Total Time: 70 min

Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 40 min


Eating more brown rice is one way to increase the amount of whole grains in your diet—and with this recipe it also tastes great. Perfect alongside roasted meats and poultry, or try it mixed with your favorite vegetables for a main dish.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: ⅔ cup
Calories per serving: 123
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 407mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 18.0g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 2.0g
Protein 5.0g 7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅓ cup uncooked orzo pasta

Step by Step:

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook rice and onion in oil over medium heat for 10 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add broth and all ingredients except orzo. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Add orzo. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until orzo is tender.