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Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf   Recipe

A nutritious mix of brown rice and vegetables.

This recipe is from the book No Oil Cooking.

Preparation Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings :

Brown Rice Vegetable Pilaf

Main Ingredients

Brown rice, Carrots


Middle Eastern



Level Of Cooking



  • Brown rice
    1 1/2 cups
  • Carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces
    2 medium
  • French beans cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Cauliflower separated into small florets
    1/4 medium
  • Fresh button mushrooms halved (optional)
  • Green peas
    1/2 cup
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Green chillies slit
  • 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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