Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

I wanted to find a rice recipe that was quick and easy.  I adapted this recipe from The Kitchen Witch a little bit because I didn’t have spinach on hand.  It was a nice change from regular rice and I loved that it added veggies to the mix.  My son especially liked this rice and had second helpings.  I served this simple side dish with the Dijon and Panko-Crusted Salmon and they paired perfectly together.

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Heat the olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.  Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes.  Add the rice and bouillon granules and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.  Add the water, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and stir.  Cover with a lid and reduce heat to simmer; cook for 20 minutes.  Remove from the heat and let sit for another 5 minutes – don’t remove the lid!

Fluff the rice with a fork, taste and re-season if needed.  Toss in the parsley and mix.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ cup onion diced finely
  • ½ cup carrots diced finely
  • ½ cup celery diced finely
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 cup of white jasmine rice
  • 1 ¾ cups of water
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes. Add the rice and bouillon granules and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the water, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste and stir. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to simmer; cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for another 5 minutes - don't remove the lid!
  • Fluff the rice with a fork, taste and re-season if needed. Toss in the parsley and mix. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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  1. I’ve been making The Kitchen Witch’s Vegetable Pilaf for months now. My husband is hooked on it and we make it almost once a week. We like to have it with Stuffed Salmon. Eating it with the spinach really makes a well rounded flavorful meal. I would recommend this recipe to everyone.

  2. Delicious,colorful, tasty and healthy!
    Today you can also find rice in “Mi cocina”…. “Your kitchen” in Spain.

  3. Kim in MD says:

    Wow…this rice looks so delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for just about everything!

  4. I seldom cook regular rice, I much prefer it spiced up a bit. This sounds delicious. Take care Diane

  5. Hi Pam,
    Your rice looks so fluffy, light and yummy, that I just want to grab a fork and tuck in!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

  6. i love the idea of sneaking vegetables, as well as all of that great flavor into your rice. deliicous!

  7. I used to make Pilaf rice like this, but last week i tried a different way, i made the rice in the rice cooker, and i fried the onions/veg and spices, whatever i was going to put into the rice, and then when the rice was done, i mixed the two and just let them sit with the lid on (no heat), and it tasted just like when i make it the other way, just a lot quicker as you can pre-make the rice in a rice cooker, and just fry the veg 10 mins before you want to eat and mix them before serving.

  8. I like the addition of veggies to your rice. Glad to hear that your son went back for seconds; that’s a sure positive vote!

  9. Your pilaf looks so light and fluffy. Colorful too.

  10. This rice was a perfect accompaniment to some drumettes I marinated in an organic soy ginger sauce. It was so easy to make and delicious! Thank you for sharing :-). I will be trying more recipes you post.
    Valerie

  11. Kelli Ramsdell says:

    5 stars
    This rice is delicious and a colorful addition to any meal! Easy to make, so it will definitely be in my dinner rotation!

    1. Kelli,

      Thanks for letting me know. I’m so glad you liked it.

      -Pam