Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf Recipe - A nutritious mix of brown rice and vegetables.

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Brown rice, Carrots

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Rice

Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf

Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf Recipe - How to make Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf


Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Brown rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces2 medium

  • French beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces 10-12

  • Cauliflower separated into small florets 1/4 medium

  • Fresh button mushrooms halved (optional) 6-7

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 2-3

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak brown rice in four to five cups of water for two hours. Drain and keep aside.

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add bay leaf, cloves, cumin seeds and cinnamon and roast for a few seconds or till a nice aroma is given out.

Step 3

Add drained rice and salt and roast for one to two minutes. Add four cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Add carrots, French beans, cauliflower, mushrooms and green chillies.

Step 4

Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook till almost done. Add green peas and mix gently. Cover and cook till done. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander leaves.

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