The Ultimate Rice Pilaf Recipe You’ve Been Craving [with video tutorial]

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So, you need a vegetarian dinner that’s fast, easy and cheap to make, right? No problem! This rice pilaf is all of that AND full of flavor! With food prices on the rise, it’s getting harder and harder to feed a large family without completely busting your budget. Even with my small family of four, I’m feeling the pinch lately. Rice is relatively cheap, filling and easy to customize since it soaks up the flavor from the other ingredients.

In this recipe, we used jasmine rice, which has a bit of a nuttier flavor than plain white rice. You can use any type that you prefer, though. Check out the video how-to, then print out the recipe card for later!

 

Rice Pilaf Vegetarian Dinner Recipe

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Ingredients

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  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch Black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable stock

Directions

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  • In a large pan, combine oil, butter and onion. Cook 5 minutes, then add in salt, pepper, garlic and parsley. Cook again for 5-6 minutes or until onions are soft
  • Add rice and orzo and cook for another 5 minutes stirring frequently
  • Add in 1/2 of your vegetable stock, stirring until mixed. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid, add in second half of stock, stir, then cook covered for 12-15 minutes until rice is tender
  • Plate and serve with pepper and additional fresh parsley

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The Ultimate Rice Pilaf Recipe You've Been Craving [with video tutorial]
Ingredients
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove chopped grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch Black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, combine oil, butter and onion. Cook 5 minutes, then add in salt, pepper, garlic and parsley. Cook again for 5-6 minutes or until onions are soft
  2. Add rice and orzo and cook for another 5 minutes stirring frequently
  3. Add in 1/2 of your vegetable stock, stirring until mixed. Cover and simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove lid, add in second half of stock, stir, then cook covered for 12-15 minutes until rice is tender
  5. Plate and serve with pepper and additional fresh parsley

This rice pilaf recipe is perfect for a meatless Monday, don’t you think? Need a few more vegetarian dinner recipes? How about these?

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe with a bit of a kick? Try our one pot curried lentil!

Spice up your meatless meals with our Coconut Curry One Pot Lentil!

 

Need an easy vegetarian dinner recipe? Try this baked ziti! Make enough for a small family & have leftovers, or feed a crowd on a budget!

Baked Ziti is a classic for a reason! It’s definitely one of my favorite vegetarian recipes!

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Our Taco Skillet recipe is just what you need to satisfy your cravings for tacos minus the meat!

Do you have a favorite vegetarian recipe? Have you made rice pilaf before? Share in the comments!

15 thoughts on “The Ultimate Rice Pilaf Recipe You’ve Been Craving [with video tutorial]”

  1. I have been dabbling in the idea of going vegetarian, and this looks like a delicious idea! Looks fairly easy and very tasty!

  2. Yum! This rice pilaf sounds delicious. And we can just omit the butter and it’ll be a perfect vegan dinner for our family! Those lentils look delectable too.

  3. That rice pilaf looks so yummy! We don’t eat a lot of vegetarian dishes, but I think this would be a big hit at our house.

  4. I order rice pilaf a lot when I am out to eat. I have never considered making it at home. That would be so great to try at home!

  5. Love the recipe! It looks absolutely delicious! Wish it was dairy free but I’m sure I could just substitute coconut oil for the butter right? Great blogpost!

  6. Yum! We are doing more meatless meals, and this one looks like it’ll be a crowd pleaser. Love that it’s not too difficult to make.

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